L.A. – Hyatt West Hollywood on strike

Bellmen, desk workers and other employees at the Hyatt hotel on Sunset Strip walked out early Thursday after nearly a year of contentious contract talks, union officials said.

About 120 employees at the hotel, known as the “Rock and Roll Hotel” for its high-profile music bookings and glitzy location, could be joined by workers at six other Los Angeles-area luxury hotels within days, said Amanda Cooper, spokeswoman for Unite Here Local 11.

Strike rally tonight at 5pm at the Hyatt West Hollywood at 8401 Sunset Blvd.  (Sunset & Kings Rd.)