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 »

Gaming Union Launches Website Informing Northwest Indiana Customers of Area Labor Disputes

EAST CHICAGO, IN – The union for workers in gaming, hotels, and food service industries, UNITE HERE, has launched a new website intended as a resource for customers of Northwest Indiana casinos who need to know whether labor disputes could affect their plans in the area. The website, www.indianagamingalert.org, ... Read more »

Job opportunity: Hyatt McCormick

Hyatt McCormick seeks (2) Cook 2’s ($18.65/hr) and (8) Cook 3’s ($17.93/hr) for May 27-June 3.  If interested,  email anthony.delarosa@hyatt.com AND Vinay Ravi, vravi@unitehere1.org, by May 22. Read more »

Feds to prosecute Kimpton Hotels for alleged threats against housekeepers

Contact: Joe Shansky (312) 623-5382, jshansky@unitehere1.org 59 alleged violations of federal labor law at downtown Hotel Monaco and Hotel Burnham On April 30th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chicago Regional Office issued a federal complaint against Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group ... Read more »
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