Strike: San Diego Hilton hotel workers walk off the job as Comic-Con returns
Superman protecting a group of undocumented people in Action Comics #987, titled "The Oz Effect." Image via Twitter.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront workers began striking early Wednesday morning, hours before Comic-Con was set to begin at the convention center — just steps away from the 1,190-room hotel. Daylong talks stalled late Tuesday night when negotiators for both sides were unable to reach an agreement on pay and other work-related issues. The hotel’s 600 unionized employees, who have been without a contract since November, signaled their willingness last Friday to walk off their jobs when they voted overwhelmingly to authorize union leadership to call a strike if no progress was made in negotiations. Lead...