Entries by UNITEHERELocal30

Workers engage in civil disobedience to protest mass layoffs

Twenty hotel workers were arrested on March 1 at the HEI-owned and managed Hilton Mission Valley.  Nearly 250 hotel workers, community activists and clergy members protested job insecurity at the hotel. HEI has announced that it is selling the Hilton Mission Valley to Tarsadia Investments.  HEI informed workers of the potential of mass layoffs when […]

Reflections from a Rally at the Hilton Mission Valley

Much has been made of Bob Filner crashing the City Attorney’s news conference a little while ago but we shouldn’t forget that in that flurry of feistiness he pointed out that there are people among us, fellow citizens, family, friends, you name them, who are paid tacky wages. Like hotel workers.

Hotel/worker battle escalates as cops arrest 20

Twenty hotel workers were arrested last night (March 1) at the Hilton Mission Valley. By one account, 250 workers, community activists, and clergy members were there to protest low wages and job insecurity. The workers represent Local 30 of the Unite Here union of hotel and restaurant workers, whose pay is among the lowest in […]