Picket lines paraded through Old Town San Diego in protest on Saturday, January 31. Approximately 30 workers beat drums, repeated chants shouted through a leader’s bull horn, and marched in and outside of the grounds of Plaza del Pasado. The picket lines were organized by Unite Here Local 30.
In early January, 130 workers employed by restaurant operator Delaware North were informed that they would be terminated in early March. A subcontractor, Old Town Hospitality Group, is taking over the state lease to operate concessions at Old Town. The new subcontractor has refused to say whether they will retain the current workers. The workers seek to retain their jobs though concession rights are changing hands.