From today’s KTLA News:
Writers and actors aren’t the only ones on strike in Los Angeles.
On Thursday morning, thousands of hotel workers in Southern California walked out on strike and picketed their employers in “the largest multi-hotel strike in California history,” according to Unite Here Local 11, the union representing the workers.
The workers also walked off the job for the Fourth of July weekend.
The workers are seeking better pay and benefits, including raises that will allow them to live closer to the hotels where they work instead of commuting multiple hours a day, the union said.
“Only the Westin Bonaventure has reached an agreement with UNITE HERE Local 11 that includes a living wage that will allow workers to afford to live in the city where they work,” Unite Here said in a press release.
That leaves 59 other hotels who have not reached a deal after the contract with the union expired at the end of June. The new contract would affect almost 15,000 workers.
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