Entries by UNITEHERELocal30

Demands Rise on Congress to Guarantee Immigrant Rights

In San Diego, California, nine activists completed a six-day hunger strike outside the Mission Valley Hilton Hotel on April 10 – the day demonstrations took place across the United States demanding immigration reform. Hunger strikers were protesting the firing of 14 of the hotel’s workers, after Evolution Hospitality, the company operating the Hilton franchise, told […]

The San Diego Nine Walk in the Footsteps of Martin Luther King

The San Diego Nine picked the perfect week for a hunger strike.  They may not have known it, but the ghosts of Memphis were haunting the Mission Valley Hilton.  What’s the connection? Last week was the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was murdered in Memphis where he had […]

Hunger strike ends, though no resolution in sight

About 50 supporters gathered outside the Hilton Mission Valley yesterday afternoon (April 9) to congratulate the self-styled “San Diego Nine” as the group ended a public five-day hunger strike protesting a decision by new ownership at the hotel to make continued employment contingent on existing employees passing a check through the E-Verify program, which validates […]