Hotel workers have spent the last year trying to organize a union at the Hilton Mission Valley and suddenly in late March when a new management company took over, the hotel began using E-verify.
Hotel managers told the nine employees they had until Monday, April 8 or Tuesday, April 9 to fix problems with paperwork or face termination. That's why hotel workers, clergy and community activists are on the hunger strike. They are calling the hotel’s plan to fire the nine long-time hotel employees who the system flagged unfair.
"We can't stand by as immigrant workers face firing after being subjected to the flawed and unfair E-Verify system." said Brigette Browning, President of UNITE HERE Local 30. "This hunger strike highlights that these workers and their families deserve the same opportunities to work and the same respect as all of San Diego's working families, and the community stands with them and all immigrant workers who face unfair treatment."