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National Labor Relations Board charges Hyatt Regency Chicago over video surveillance practices

Chicago’s largest hotel refuses to disclose information on its technologies used to track workers and guests CHICAGO, IL – The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against the Hyatt Regency Chicago this week for refusing to disclose information on its surveillance system. Hotel union UNITE HERE Local 1 requested this information in 2017 to […]

BREAKING: O’Hare Airport Bartenders, Cooks, other Restaurant Workers Strike

CHICAGO, IL— O’Hare Airport restaurant workers employed by HMSHost International are on strike. Workers at some food service outlets walked off the job in an effort to gain affordable, quality healthcare as a part of a new union contract. Striking workers, who are Starbucks baristas, servers, cooks, and other restaurant workers, are picketing HMSHost outside […]

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 that compelled the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board to […]

Protest and Public Art: Women in Hospitality Petition CBS to Air Anti-Sexual Harassment Ad

Sarah Lyons slyons@unitehere.org 312-385-0603 Waitresses, housekeepers and cocktail servers among group to demonstrate in Daley Plaza after CBS Chicago’s refusal to air the #ComeForward TV ad CHICAGO — Today, dozens of waitresses, housekeepers and cocktail servers lined the perimeter of Daley Plaza: “He was just flirting,” “She was in a bar, what do you expect?” […]

UNITE HERE Local 1 releases TV ad denouncing State Rep. Moylan’s response to waitress reporting sexual harassment at Rivers Casino

Contact: Sarah Lyons, 312-385-0603, slyons@unitehere.org CHICAGO — Today UNITE HERE Local 1 is releasing a television ad challenging the behavior that keeps young women from reporting sexual harassment. Featuring Karen Kent, President of UNITE HERE Local 1, the ad calls out the behavior of Illinois State Representative Marty Moylan. In the ad, President Kent reveals […]

Hotel Monaco Housekeeping Department Wins Union

CHICAGO – After organizing since November 2014, workers in the housekeeping department at the Hotel Monaco voted in favor of joining UNITE HERE Local 1. With this vote, the Monaco becomes the third unionized hotel operated by Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group in Chicago, after the Hotel Palomar and Hotel Allegro, also represented by Local 1. Workers rallied […]