Looming strike poses challenge for Mayor Karen Bass at homeless housing hotel

Thousands of Southern California hotel workers are poised to go on strike if a deal isn’t reached by midnight Friday, threatening to upend the region’s tourism industry.

In a city where hotels have played a central role in the push to address homelessness, the looming strike by Unite Here Local 11 could also pose new challenges for Mayor Karen Bass — and her push to get people off the streets.

A strike would disrupt operations at the L.A. Grand, the downtown hotel that has provided about 480 rooms for the city’s unhoused population since the outbreak of COVID-19.

This article originally appeared in the LA Times. Read the whole thing.