California politicians, including the state's Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, have asked Taylor Swift to postpone the last leg of her Eras Tour in solidarity with striking hotel employees in Los Angeles.
Unite Here Local 11, a union representing hospitality workers, wrote a letter to Swift supporting hotel housekeepers in L.A., who are struggling to make ends meet due to low wages and high living costs.
The union is seeking a $5 per hour increase in wages immediately and an additional $3 per hour raise each year for the next two years, along with improved health care benefits for hotel workers.
The Eras Tour has been highly profitable for hotels in the cities it visits, with Forbes reporting significant boosts in local economies due to high ticket demand for Swift's shows.
California hotel workers began striking last month, participating in three-day work stoppages to demand better pay and benefits.
Swift expressed excitement for her upcoming shows in Los Angeles, but the union is requesting her support in postponing the concerts to show solidarity with the striking hotel workers.
Fifty-three officials, including Senator Dave Min and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors chair Janice Hahn, have signed the letter in support of the hotel workers' cause.