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Webcast: Former L.A. DWP chief Nahai defends 30YA amidst union controversy

by Karmel Melamed

October 17, 2010 | 12:07 pm

I caught up with the former L.A. Department of Water & Power chief, H. David Nahai before the 30 Years After (30YA) conference on October 10th before he was to appear on a panel for the conference to get his reactions to the recent controversy 30YA was caught up in with the Hyatt hotel worker’s union. Nahai, a local Iranian American Jewish activist, who is not a member of 30YA but has spoken at their past events, set the record straight with me about the realistic difficulties the organization faced when the hotel worker’s union asked 30YA to remove their conference from the Hyatt Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles only three weeks before its launching.

The following is my interview with Nahai about the Union dispute which targeted 30YA…

Read more about the 30YA conference being targeted by the hotel’s worker union “Unite Here - Local 11” in my latest article HERE.

Read more about the 30YA conference in my latest articles HERE and HERE.


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Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.

Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential...

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