Pauma casino workers aim to unionize

About four miles east of Casino Pauma, on nontribal land, nearly 100 of the casino’s workers and their backers gathered Wednesday at a community center to rally for union rights.

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 them that it had used the government’s E-Verify database to determine that they didn’t have legal immigration status.

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 a foreign employee’s right to work in the United States.

Hundreds protest to keep jobs at Hilton Mission Valley

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Twenty hotel workers at risk of losing their jobs were arrested Friday afternoon during a protest at the Hilton Mission Valley Hotel. Police were called after about 250 protesters entered the hotel lobby, blocking business and chanting.

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.

20 Arrested at Mission Valley Hilton Protest over Job Security

Twenty people were arrested Friday evening during a protest at the HiltonMissionValley hotel during a protest stemming from the refusal of management to take step to protect employee jobs during the sale of the property. Tarsadia investments is currently negotiating to buy the location.