How funny is this? Los Angeles Hotels Replacing Union Workers with Border Crossers. So the hotels will now be rolling in the doe. Less workers, and workers who will work eight hours a day for a third of the pay.
It is sad that the hotels aren’t hiring the American workers, but odds are the starting pay may be only minimum wage.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Since more than 15,000 workers began intermittent strikes at about 60 Southern California hotels in early July, employers have been replacing those union members with managers and temporary workers recruited through apps, such as Instawork, staffing agencies and by other means. 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. [Emphasis added].
“If there are violations of the law, there will be severe consequences for this. We want to make sure that our community understands there will be no tolerance for the exploitation of refugees,” Gascón said, citing reporting by The Times on the issue.