|Sent on:||Thursday, April 4, 2013 2:13 PM|
From: Fred Lonidier <[address removed]>
Date: April 4,[masked]:38:31 AM PDT
Subject: Hunger Strike for Justice at Hilton Mission Valley
Hello, companer@s. On March 21, Evolution Hospitality took over management of the Hilton Mission Valley. We succeeded in convincing Evolution to hire all 110 Hilton workers, but the company immediately subjected them to the E-Verify program.
Recently, a number of workers have been notified that their Social Security numbers did not check out with E-Verify, and nine now face deadlines of Monday or Tuesday of next week to have their employment situation decided.
We believe the San Diego Nine, all of whom have worked at the hotel for more than a year, will soon be fired. In solidarity with these workers, we are holding a 5-day hunger strike at the Hilton Friday (04/05) through the following Tuesday (04/09).
Let's send a clear message to Evolution Hospitality and our allies in the community that this policy is unjust! No more immigrant workers should be "legitimately" fired for standing up for their rights!
We'll have an ongoing schedule of solidarity events and actions. Check back often at https://www.facebook.com/events/121946677997953/ as we add events and special guests, and join us on Twitter to support the #sandiegonine
Friday 12:00 pm Kickoff Press Conference as Hunger Strike Begins
Sunday 7:30 am Sunrise Service
Sunday 1:00 pm Community-Labor Solidarity Rally
Monday 5:00 pm Rally of Support
Monday 7:00 pm Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday 12:00 pm Breaking Bread to end the Hunger Strike
Thank you, and please spread the word! Joe Bagby
UNITE HERE Local 30<[address removed]>