Sean Penn was joined by his daughter Dylan as he hosted an event to benefit his relief fund CORE’s Crisis Response Programs in Latin America in Miami on Wednesday.
Fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio and singer Marc Anthony were also in attendance at the event which was held at the Soho Beach House.
Sean, 61, wore a navy blazer for the event along with a crisp white shirt and light blue trousers.
Event: Sean Penn was joined by his daughter Dylan as he hosted an event to benefit his relief fund CORE’s Crisis Response Programs in Latin America in Miami on Wednesday
His daughter Dylan, 30, who he shares with ex-wife Robin Wright, looked incredible in a silver gown with a plunging neckline and shimmering detail.
The actress’ garment also featured a leg split while she added height to her frame with a pair of matching heels.
Dylan, who recently co-starred in the movie Flag Day with her father, styled her blonde locks into an updo for the event.
Leonardo, 47, who is known for his environmental activism, kept it casual in a black jacket and matching top and hat.
Pals: Fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio was also in attendance at the event
Wow: Dylan looked incredible in a silver gown with a plunging neckline and shimmering detail
Marc appeared in good spirits at the bash where he posed alongside friends in a grey jacket and a white shirt with black trousers.
Also in attendance was actress Soleil Moon Frye who looked sensational in a green sleeveless top and matching trousers.
Sean was joined on-stage by comedian Luenell while he also posed for snaps with Brazilian singer Anitta.
CORE (Community Organised Relief Fund) was set up in 2010 in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.
Star-studded: Marc appeared in good spirits at the bash where he posed for a snap alongside Brazilian singer Anitta
All smiles: Also in attendance were Patricia Vaelasquez, Soleil Moon Frue and Leunell
It comes after a US federal labor agency issued a formal complaint against Sean’s disaster relief group after the actor accused employees who spoke out about long hours and poor meal options of ‘broad betrayal’ and encouraged them to quit.
The National Labor Relations Board issued the complaint on October 25, almost nine months after a lawyer pointed the agency to a blistering letter Penn sent his workers.
In January, two people claiming to work for the Community Organized Relief Effort, challenged the company line in the comments section of a New York Times article about a vaccination drive at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles.
One of the alleged workers – whose identities have not been verified – complained about 18-hour work days and a lack of restrooms, prompting Penn to hit back: ‘Any of us who might find themselves predisposed to a culture of complaint, have a much simpler avenue than broad-based cyber whining. It’s called quitting.’
Organisation: CORE (Community Organised Relief Fund) was set up in 2010. in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti
A lawyer for CORE says the NLRB complaint has an ‘utter lack of legal merit.’
The agency began in 2010 to help victims of an earthquake in Haiti and now calls itself a ‘crisis response organization’ that helps ‘underserved communities’ across the globe.
CORE was tipped off in February by labor lawyer Daniel B. Rojas, who called Penn’s attempt to stifle dissent ‘unlawful.’ An administrative hearing is set for January.
The fallout began with the vaccination event at Dodger Stadium led by the Los Angeles Fire Department with assistance from CORE, which was founded by Penn, 61.
A January 28 New York Times article described a bustling scene as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti helped manage long lines, where people waited as long as four or five hours for their first COVID-19 shot.
Dapper: Sean wore a navy blazer for the event along with a crisp white shirt and light blue trousers
The story claimed ‘there is Krispy Kreme for breakfast and Subway for lunch.’
But a comment by ‘staff #2’ took issue with the claim.
‘We do NOT get krispy kreme for breakfast. In fact, we usually DON’T get breakfast, just coffee. And the lunch is NOT subway. It’s the same old lettuce wraps every day. It’s free lunch for staff/volunteers so I’m not complaining but still… not subway,’ the person wrote.
Another comment written by ‘CORE staff’ complained about working ’18 hour days, 6 days a week’ without any backup.
‘It exists because the mayor ordered that we transition from a test site to a vaccination site in less than a week. If we had more time to transition, we wouldn’t have staff working these hours without the opportunity to take breaks – they are schedulers and are essential to the function of the site.
Glamour: Dylan styled her blonde locks into an updo for the evening (pictured with L-R, Bruna Marquezine, Dylan Pennand Francisco Costa)
‘Without them, we wouldn’t be vaccinating. The mayor more or less ordered an OSHA violation. There is a shipping container on site that is a designated space for overworked staff to go cry in. If you’re not let into this shipping container, it’s because staff are crying inside. Garcetti created these conditions and looks like a hero for it.’
The NYT article said staff and volunteers doled out 7,730 doses in nearly 15 hours.
Penn shot back in a lengthy email to staff the very next day, which was soon leaked to the media.
‘The responsibility for any additional work hours requested of CORE staff falls squarely at my feet, and not because I “ordered” it,’ Penn wrote, rebutting charges that Mayor Garcetti had anything to do with the site’s rapid transition from testing to vaccinations.
‘But because we in CORE leadership asked it of you, our extraordinary staff and volunteers. And guess what? You rose up. You did. Not me. All of you.’
Charges: The nonprofit CORE is being charged with making ‘coercive statements’ to employees (Sean and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti during a vaccination drive in January
He continued: ‘To whoever authored these, understand that in every cell of my body is a vitriol for the way your actions reflect so harmfully upon your brothers and sisters in arms.
‘I have taken counsel and here will refrain from using the words with which I would otherwise choose to describe the character of your actions.’
Penn warned against ‘obscene critiques’ and encouraged employees to deal with their concerns within the organization.
The actor harped on the work he had taken on during the pandemic and in other crises, saying: ‘I awaken pre-dawn and pass out post-midnight every morning and every night, pulling my hair and pounding pavement.’
Claims: People claiming to be employees commented under a New York Times story, complaining about four or five hour waits and other issues
Labor attorney Daniel B. Rojas read the letter after it was published and routed it to the NLRB for investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times, which first published Penn’s letter.
‘When I read Mr. Penn’s letter, I flagged the contents as unlawful and became upset about the notion that, due to the impetuous conduct of an ultra-wealthy man, hundreds of young people in LA would be coerced into believing that discussing wages or working conditions with third parties is incompatible with continued employment in the nonprofit sector,’ he told the newspaper.
The NLRB decided that Rojas’ charge merited a formal complaint, which was issued last Monday.
The complaint, which is not publicly available, is based on a charge of ‘Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)’
Comments: The first comment, written by ‘staff #2’, took issue with workers being given the ‘same old lettuce wraps’ for lunch every day
Frustrated: The second comment, written by ‘CORE staff’, contained complaints about working ’18 hour days, 6 days a week’ without any backup
An attorney for Penn and CORE maintains that the charge has no basis and that Penn’s email was simply a ‘rallying cry.’
‘Despite its utter lack of legal merit, the NLRB’s General Counsel and Regional Director have decided to waste federal resources and taxpayer dollars by filing an ill‐advised and meritless lawsuit, even as CORE continues its groundbreaking work,’ lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart said in a statement.
‘The NLRB’s actions to distract CORE from its crucial mission for a case where no employees were harmed, are shameful.’
Rosengart said that CORE rejected an offer to settle the complaint without payment.
Letter: Sean accused employees who spoke out in a New York Times comments section of ‘broad-based cyber whining.’ His org is now being charged with coercive statements by the NLRB
A NLRB spokeswoman told DailyMail.com that the agency typically seeks a settlement before issuing a complaint.
The agency recently issued new guidance for settlements. They call for employers to provide affected workers with backpay as well as costs incurred due to harmful practices, such as health insurance coverage; medical, legal or moving expenses; detrimental effects to credit ratings; liquidating a bank account to cover living expenses; and new training or coursework.
CORE describes itself as ‘driven by a focus on equity, locally hired staff, and an investment that starts from within the community and adapts to its dynamic needs,’ according to its website.
Response: Sean warned against ‘obscene critiques’ and encouraged employees to deal with their concerns within the organization
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