Call for Boycott of Hotel Figueroa

After years of demanding dignity in the workplace, restaurant employees at the Hotel Figueroa’s restaurants lost their jobs in early February 2024. CLUE has been accompanying them through nonviolent direct action since then.

Now we need you to sign on in solidarity asking the Hotel Figueroa and its agents to rehire the workers it unjustly terminated and boycott the hotel until it does so.

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On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, UNITE HERE Local 11, workers and CLUE members called for a boycott of the hotel and hospitality group, at a morning press conference in front of Hotel Figueroa.

The group also delivered a letter signed by nearly 500 people demanding that the hotel bring back the laid-off workers.

“We call on you to immediately offer to return the workers to their employment at the hotel and compensate them for time missed,”‘” the letter said.

The boycott is just the latest move taken by workers and the union.

Bring back the Figueroa 100!

Rev. Edgar Rivera Colon, left, exhorts patrons to support the rehiring of more than 100 workers who lost their jobs. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

“This “Bring back the Figueroa 100!” is the chant that nearly 40 clergy, community members and workers called out on Friday, March 1 during a lunchtime “water-in” in the restaurant of the Hotel Figueroa.

It was the second time in two weeks that CLUE had shown up at the workers’ request for solidarity and accompaniment

We believe these workers were unjustly dismissed from their jobs when Hotel Figueroa “shuttered its restaurants” earlier in February. Not two days later the restaurants reopened under different management and neglected to hire them back.

Please sign on to a letter demanding that the Hotel Figueroa and its agents rehire the workers immediately. And we are asking you to boycott the Hotel Figueroa until they are able to return to work.

Thank you for your support!

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