Hotel workers begin hunger strike

Hotel workers begin hunger strike

[trib_ndn vid=24718373]SAN DIEGO — Some local hotel workers feel they’re being punished for demanding better wages

HotelWorkersProtestIf you drive past the Hilton Mission Valley anytime over the next five days, you’ll see tents and five hotel workers camped out on a hunger strike.

“(We’re) going to be out here on the street the whole time,” said one of the strikers Francisco Pazos.

They are showing support for nine Hilton Mission Valley employees who may lose their jobs.  They feel they’re being unfairly targeted for demanding better wages.   On March 21, Evolution Hospitality took over management of the hotel and used federal government E-Verify program to verify the legality of their workforce.  Now, nine undocumented workers may get fired.

Fox 5 asked Pazos to respond to the argument that the hotel is simply following the law by ensuring the company doesn’t employ illegal immigrants.  Pazos said the hotel has employed…

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