Some workers at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown were conducting a one-day strike Thursday to support complaints filed by employees who allege they missed rest breaks and who want back pay, a union representative said.

The strike at the hotel at 120 S. Los Angeles St. began about 6 a.m., and picketing by the workers and their supporters was expected to continue through 5 p.m., said Ofelia Carrillo of Unite Here Local 11.

About two dozen people were picketing in front of the business Thursday morning, Carrillo said.

“Workers are calling attention to complaints that several employees filed with the state alleging missed rest breaks and claiming entitlement to back pay,” Carrillo said.

The strike comes after 11 workers filed complaints on Wednesday with the California State Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Carrillo said.

A representative of the hotel was not immediately available for comment.

— City News Service

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