Hotel workers were among over 2,000 demonstrators who closed Century Boulevard near the Los Angeles International Airport during evening rush hour on September 28 to demand an end to the exploitation of immigrant workers at nearby hotels. UNITE HERE and the We Are America Coalition sponsored the march and civil disobedience. The event was widely covered by the media, including MTV, which interviewed Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello before he was arrested along with over 400 others. "These hotel workers by the airport make 20 percent less wages than hotel workers around the rest of Los Angeles," Morello said. "We’re here to express our solidarity with them, to help them unionize and to help them close the gap between their sub-poverty wages and the millions and millions of dollars the people who own these hotels make."
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