Labor Day Weekend: Striking Hotel Workers Celebrate Messi and Team Solidarity While More Workers go on Strike in LA and Orange County

Over the Labor Day weekend, workers across the region were shown immense solidarity. At the Fairmont Santa Monica, striking workers learned that the Inter Miami CF and Lionel Messi were slated to stay at the hotel for a game this Sunday against LAFC. Striking workers then asked Messi and the team to siupport the boycott and cancel their stay at the hotel, which was a site of violence against workers several weeks ago.

In honor of Messi and his teammates not crossing the picket line, workers threw a party outside the hotel.

Meanwhile hotel workers at the W Hollywood on strike celebrated Labor Day with drumming, picketing, chanting, and were even joined for an impromptu jam by the famed Los Jornaleros del Norte band outside the Hollywood hot spot.

The Jornaleros, together with Las Cafeteras, joined the picket line at the Pasadena Hilton where workers are on strike.

Workers at the Anaheim Hilton and Sheraton Park in Anaheim walked out and joined the strike over the weekend.

Throughout Labor Day weekend 19 hotels and concession workers at the Ontario Airport haver been on strike, fighting for wages that will keep up with the rising cost of housing.  Thousands of workers at over 46 properties have struck since July 1.