Hotel workers in Los Angeles are going on strike to demand an increase in their wages.

Thousands of hotel workers in Los Angeles, California, USA went on strike on Sunday, demanding higher wages and improved benefits, marking what is expected to be one of the largest hotel strikes in modern U.S. history.

According to the union (Unite Here Local 11), which represents thousands of chefs, room cleaners, dishwashers, food servers, and receptionists in hotels in the cities of Los Angeles and Orange, its members are struggling to afford housing costs in the cities where they work and have already experienced job cuts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesperson for the union stated that hotel workers in the area, including those from InterContinental and Indigo hotels, have walked off the job.

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