Hotel workers feel pain of inflation, strike for better wages

Hosted by

Hundreds of hotel workers picketed outside the InterContinental hotel in downtown Los Angeles, one of dozens of hotels that went on strike, July 2, 2023. Photo by Zaydee Sanchez.

Thousands of SoCal hotel workers are on strike to demand better pay and benefits. More than 60 hotels and Unite Here Local 11 haven’t reached a new contract. 

This July 4, LA Chief Heat Officer Marta Segura advises Angelenos to find shade, wear light-colored clothing, take cold showers, and – sorry – avoid alcohol.

The Huntington Beach City Council recently moved ahead with a plan to restrict books deemed “obscene” at public libraries.