Updates

Hotel Monaco Workers Ratify First Contract

For Immediate Release June 16, 2017 Contact: Elliott Mallen, 312-656-5807 emallen@unitehere.org Hotel Monaco Workers Ratify First Contract Hotel housekeepers at the downtown Hotel Monaco today unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The five-year accord covering thirty workers ... Read more »

(Press) Union Publicizes Sexual Harassment In Chicago’s Hospitality Industry

via NPR: A survey of hundreds of women working in hotels and casinos indicates widespread instances of assault by male guests. A union is pushing for legislation targeting sexual harassment on the job. (Audio Story) Read more »

(Press) Chicago-Area Sexual Harassment Survey Reveals Disturbing Numbers

via CBS Chicago:  The survey found that the industries with the highest levels of harassment are hospitality and food service. “A national survey says 1 in 3 women are sexually harassed at work. Who here thinks that’s kind of low? We wanted to know about women’s experiences working in Chicago’s ... Read more »

Housekeepers Rally for Affordable Healthcare at the Hotel Burnham

For immediate release July 8, 2016 Contact: Jordan Fein (312) 576-5048 jfein@unitehere.org Housekeepers Rally for Affordable Healthcare at the Hotel Burnham Workers at hotel owned by $39 billion private equity firm Lone Star Funds rely on public aid for family healthcare CHICAGO– After overwhelmingly ... Read more »

(Press) Unite Here blasts McPier over McCormick Square name

via Crain’s Chicago Business:  Union workers at McCormick Place aren’t too happy with the new name that the agency that runs the convention center campus is trying to give its neighborhood. That was the message delivered today by Unite Here Local 1 President Karen Kent at an annual convention ... Read more »

At Rainbow PUSH Conference, UNITE HERE Local 1 Urges Chicago: Rename McCormick Square

For immediate release June 28, 2016 Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson 312-933-4045 ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org At Rainbow PUSH Conference, UNITE HERE Local 1 Urges Chicago: Rename McCormick Square  Citing Robert McCormick’s persistent xenophobia, the hospitality workers union calls on the MPEA to reconsider ... Read more »

Hotel Burnham Housekeeping Department Wins Union

Contact: Jordan Fein (312) 576-5048 jfein@unitehere.org Chicago – Workers in the Hotel Burnham’s housekeeping department yesterday voted overwhelmingly to join UNITE HERE Local 1. The vote comes after over a year of picket lines, rallies and other actions, and despite vigorous management intimidation ... Read more »
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