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Jay-Z’s Oscar Gold Party Picketed by Labor Union Outside Chateau Marmont

Protestors picketing Jay-Z’s Gold Party on Sunday evening, March 27, warmed up by having a party of their own. They erected a step-and-repeat at the end of the Chateau Marmont’s driveway, projected a logo reading “Boycott” in massive blade lettering across the hotel’s exterior, strung lights along Marmont Lane, donned glow sticks, led raucous chants […]

Black Clergy Leaders Urge Jay-Z to Move Chateau Oscar Party Amid Hotel Boycott

Black clergy leaders joined veteran Chateau Marmont workers on Friday morning at a press conference held outside Roc Nation’s Hollywood office to urge its founder Jay-Z to reconsider his plan to host his exclusive Gold Party, the most coveted Oscar night invite, on the grounds of the legendary Sunset Strip hotel. L.A. hospitality union UNITE […]

Jay-Z Oscar Party Draws Criticism for Flouting Chateau Marmont Boycott

Pre-pandemic, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Oscars afterparty in the Chateau Marmont’s parking garage had become the most coveted invite of the big night. Revelers at the 2020 event, known as the Gold Party, which features a no-phones policy, included Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Travis Scott, Gabrielle Union and Charlize Theron. Now, after a […]

Chateau Marmont, Union Settle After Investigation Finds Hotel Violated National Labor Relations Act

The Chateau Marmont and hospitality union UNITE HERE Local 11 have reached a settlement agreement after the National Labor Relations Board says a regional investigation found that the hotel violated the National Labor Relations Act. The agreement, which was approved by the NLRB on Dec. 17, requires that the hotel post notices reminding employees of […]

Paramount+’s ‘The Offer’ Pulls Planned Shoot at Chateau Marmont Amid Protests

Paramount+’s upcoming series The Offer has scrapped a planned shoot at the Chateau Marmont days before it was set to begin. The series, which depicts the making of The Godfather, will no longer shoot August 25-27 at the storied hotel amid a boycott campaign centered on management’s treatment of former workers, according to union UNITE […]

Hollywood’s Socialism Boom: Emboldened Leftists Agitate for Radical Change

The chants are beginning in front of the Chateau Marmont. It’s the evening of June 25 and masked protesters are marching on the sidewalk outside the legendary Hollywood hangout, which has been under fire for more than a year over escalating allegations of labor mistreatment, including racial discrimination, sexual harassment and mass layoffs at the […]

Union Alleges Chateau Marmont Management Surveilled Ex-Workers at Protests

A union’s battle against Hollywood hangout the Chateau Marmont on behalf of laid-off workers is heating up. On Wednesday UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents hotel employees in Los Angeles, Orange County and Arizona, filed an unfair labor practices charge with the National Labor Relations Board against the Andre Balazs-owned hotel, The Hollywood Reporter has […]

California Democratic Party Backs Chateau Marmont Boycott

California Democrats voted to formally boycott the Chateau Marmont at the state party’s annual convention May 2. The move comes as the famed L.A. hotel, which has spent the past year responding to accusations of worker mistreatment — including systemic racial discrimination and pervasive sexual harassment, as well as unjust labor practices following the onset […]