(Press) Union Calls For Firing Of ICE Official Over Mundelein Meatpacking Plant Audit

via Progress Illinois: UNITE HERE says a Chicago official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be fired over an immigration audit at a unionized meat packing plant in Mundelein. The recent audit at the Ruprecht Company by ICE has led to eight arrests and 36 firings or resignations, ... Read more »

UNITE HERE Calls for Firing of ICE Director after Chicago-Area Meatpacking Raid

New Video Details Impact of Bungled Enforcement Priorities on Immigrant Workers [Chicago, IL] One year ago, President Obama reiterated his immigration enforcement priorities and announced an Executive Order that would have provided deportation relief for nearly five million undocumented workers in the ... Read more »

Chicago’s Hotel Burnham housekeepers join downtown pain protests

Contact: Joe Shansky, jshansky@unitehere1.org / (312) 623-5382 Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group faces continuing protests about housekeeper treatment Following demonstrations and picket lines throughout the summer, workers at downtown’s Hotel Burnham are now speaking out about pain on the job.   Hotel ... Read more »

Press: Hotel Monaco housekeeper protests (7/31)

“​Sin miedo para pedir lo que es justo”​, 8/3 Vivelohoy: http://www.vivelohoy.com/chicago/8457551/sin-miedo-para-pedir-lo-que-es-justo ​“Hotel Monaco Workers Protest Working Conditions”, 7/31 Fox 32: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/29678246/hotel-monaco-workers-protest-working-conditions “Protesta ... Read more »

Citing Housekeeper Pain, Workers At Chicago’s Hotel Monaco Plan Downtown Protest During Lollapalooza

Contact: Joe Shansky, jshansky@unitehere1.org As Chicago braces for Lollapalooza crowds this weekend, housekeepers, laundry workers, and restaurant workers at the Loop’s Hotel Monaco are calling for an end to pain that housekeepers experience on the job. Monaco workers, a majority of whom are immigrant ... Read more »

On UNITE HERE’s labor dispute with Ruprecht Company

Background: In the past month, immigrant union workers at a Chicago-area meatpacking plant have been subjected to fear and arrests, and will be subjected to, in the words of Congressman Luis Gutierrez, “needless and harmful collateral damage to…families and children.” For decades, ... Read more »

Health Insurance Plan Cut At Ameristar Casino Leads to National Demonstration

Union leaders from across the country to gather in East Chicago, call for fair contract for Ameristar workers EAST CHICAGO, IN – Union leaders and hundreds of union members from as far as Tunica, Mississippi plan to converge outside the Ameristar Casino grounds on Tuesday, to sound support for ... Read more »
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