In June, more than 400 loyal workers at the Honda Center in Anaheim, home of the Anaheim Ducks hockey club, were tossed out when Anaheim Arena Management decided to take operation of the food and beverage department in house. For months leading up to the takeover, the workers sought assurances about their jobs – but they were stonewalled by Arena Management and its CEO, Tim Ryan.
The Honda Center workers have been fighting back. They’ve testified before the Anaheim City Council, who owns the Arena that is operated by AAM, to demand worker retention. At Honda Center events, workers leaflet customers to let them know about the unfair firings.
The workers’ outcry is paying off. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB71, a law that requires that entertainment venues like the Honda Center retain the workers when management changes.
So far, AAM has refused to comply with the law, but workers aren’t taking the fight laying down. The workers, many of whom live in Anaheim, have demanded more accountability from their representatives. They’re urging hockey fans and other Honda Center customers to demand AAM’s Tim Ryan follow the law and bring back the workers. If you want to help, call Tim Ryan at: (714) 704 2432 and tell him: "It’s time to follow the law and bring back the Honda Center workers!"