We noted in a prior post that if business plans for the UCLA Grand Hotel envisioned cheap nonunion labor, that was unlikely to happen.*
From the Daily Bruin:
Editorial: Protesters Thursday demanded the University of California employ union members at the almost-completed UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, claiming UCLA promised to unionize the jobs, but have yet to formally agree. Regardless of whether the university made this promise, it’s evident its track record with union negotiations and reluctance to openly commit to unionizing future employment opportunities has fostered distrust among labor advocates. How the university decides to proceed at the Luskin Center can be the first step to rebuild a productive relationship...
Full editorial at http://dailybruin.com/2016/02/28/editorial-ucla-must-earn-back-trust-with-union-following-luskin-center-conflict/