Some hotels in Los Angeles are apparently replacing striking American unionized workers with people who crossed the border into America illegally.
Talk about adding insult to injury.
Do the people of Los Angeles still like the idea of being a sanctuary city? Do they like being replaced in this way?
The Los Angeles Times reports:
L.A. hotels hire migrants from Skid Row homeless shelter to replace striking workers. Gascón investigates
When Norelis Vargas heard about housekeeping work at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport, she did not hesitate to sign up.
Vargas, 39, who migrated from Venezuela and entered the U.S. about three months ago seeking asylum, had been living with her husband and four children at Union Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter on Skid Row, and needed the income. But when she arrived at Four Points by Sheraton on Oct. 6, Vargas said she was surprised to find a group of hotel employees picketing…
Vargas is among those from Skid Row’s migrant population who have been recruited in recent weeks to work at unionized hotels in Santa Monica and near Los Angeles International Airport where workers have gone on strike. In addition to the Four Points by Sheraton hotel, migrants were hired at the Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica and the Holiday Inn LAX, according to interviews with migrants employed as temporary workers and organizers with Unite Here Local 11.
Now Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón is launching an investigation into working conditions for migrants hired at hotels based on information brought to him by Unite Here Local 11, which represents workers involved in the largest U.S. hotel strike. Gascón said he is concerned about potential wage theft and violations of child labor law.
Here’s a video report:
In Los Angeles, striking hotel workers have alleged that hotels in Santa Monica and near LAX have been replacing them with migrant workers, including some who are homeless.
The workers claim that this practice has violated age and child labor laws.
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— HumanDilemma (@HumanDilemma_) October 24, 2023
It’s funny that local officials are acting all concerned about the hours and pay these people are receiving. That’s hardly the most important issue here.