Susan Luzzaro 8:14 a.m., May 23
Hilton Mission Valley to lay off 148
Has been scene of many labor disputes
The Hilton San Diego Mission Valley hotel has filed with the state its intention to lay off 148 workers on March 2. The hotel filed the notification under the state's WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) system run by the Employment Development Department. Worker conditions at the hotel have been subject of a number of labor protests. In November, workers picketed the facility. Most had officially indicated they wanted to join the Unite Here Local 30, a hotel workers' union. In May, a hundred workers picketed to launch a campaign for membership in that union. In August, more than 20 workers filed claims totaling $250,000 with the State Labor Commissioner for alleged wage theft.