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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 »

Rivers Casino workers rally for a fair process to organize a union; call for Rush Street Gaming’s “New York Deal”

Despite pledging to abide by a fair organizing process in New York, Neil Bluhm’s casino management company refuses to stop intimidation and harassment tactics in Des Plaines DES PLAINES, IL– Over one hundred casino and hotel workers lined the road leading into Rivers Casino today to protest ... Read more »

Housekeepers On Strike at Chicago’s Hotel Monaco

Housekeepers at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Chicago are on strike today to demand a fair process to organize a union. They held a rally and press conference today at 11:00 am at Daley Plaza, with union and non-union housekeepers from across Chicago. Workers at the Hotel Monaco first approached hotel ... Read more »

Ameristar Casino Workers Launch Boycott of Company Over Health Insurance

Contact: Joe Shansky (312) 623-5382, jshansky@unitehere1.org Employees urge customers to stay away from Ameristar until labor dispute is settled EAST CHICAGO, IN – As of Wednesday March 4th, workers at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago are asking customers to gamble elsewhere until Ameristar settles ... Read more »

Chicago-based United Airlines Facing Food Worker Protests

Airport catering workers call for affordable health care in new national campaign CHICAGO — Airline catering workers in Chicago and across the U.S. say their healthcare is too expensive, leaving many uninsured or under-insured.  They’re launching an unprecedented national campaign calling on major ... Read more »

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. takes over Ameristar Casino, refuses to agree to keep union health insurance for workers

As Majestic Star Casino ratifies union contract, Ameristar workers head into the new year fearful of losing affordable family-supporting healthcare  With the Majestic Star Casino workers ratifying their union contract with UNITE HERE Local 1 last month, Ameristar Casino is now the only union riverboat ... Read more »

Holiday Layoff Fears Spark Chicago Hotel Housekeepers to Protest “Fake” Green Program

Reporting workplace injuries and lost hours, local housekeepers join actions in 30 countries for “Global Week of Action for Dignity & Safe Work”  This holiday season, Chicago’s hotel housekeepers say a new initiative billed as eco-friendly could instead cost them their jobs. Housekeepers ... Read more »
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