The hotel workers union staged a rowdy all-day protest Thursday outside the Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles, injecting some drama into a long-running dispute with nine luxury hotels and prompting clusters of conference guests to walk out in support.
And a noisy protest it was. There was much banging on pots and pans, a tactic started I believe by Venezuelan women. Lemme tell ya, 20-30 people doing so can make a mighty noise indeed. My ears rang for an hour afterwards.
Some hotel workers in S.F. have been locked out. This was a solidarity protest at the Wilshire Grand in L.A., targetting them for a boycott.