Hilton Hotel workers in Long Beach calls for a boycott
Justice for Filipino Americans (JFAV)
RECOGNITION, JUSTICE, EQUITY, NOW!
1610 Beverly Blvd. Suite No.2 Los Angeles, CA 90026
August 31 2009
On behalf of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) a national alliance of veterans, youth, students and community organizations and activist for veterans rights based in Los Angeles, California, we express our unequivocal support to the announced boycott being called by the workers of Hilton Long Beach starting September 3, 2009.
Exactly one year ago, we warned the management of Hilton Long Beach that the Filipino American community of Long Beach will not tolerate discrimination of any kind or form most so of Filipino workers inside the hotel.
Instead the situation turned from bad to worst. We are appalled at the intransigence of the management that does not only exploits the workers of all nationalities but oppresses them by practicing the most anti-labor measures such as dismissal of worker organizers, checking the workers lockers, preventing them from organizing and other anti-workers measures.
Therefore we publicly support the boycott called by the workers of Hilton Long Beach and endorse the boycott. We will not eat, meet or sleep at the Hilton long Beach while there is a boycott.
We call on all members of our community in Southern California and the general community at large to support the boycott.
For Justice and Equity,
Arturo P. Garcia