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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 ... Read more »

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 ... 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 »

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 »

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 »
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