It will be a little emptier in San Diego’s Golden Hall on Election Night.
Half of San Diego’s political spectrum is boycotting the downtown locale because of a labor dispute, breaking up the traditional area-wide election party.
Local Democrats will be three blocks west of Golden Hall at the W Hotel, 421 B St., instead. Party Chairman Jess Durfee said Democrats are honoring a labor union boycott of the facility.
Evan McLaughlin, political director of the umbrella group San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, said the local theater and stage union will have a picket line outside Golden Hall to protest a loss of worker benefits and health care after a private contractor began managing the city-owned facility.