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Housekeepers Rally for Affordable Healthcare at the Hotel Burnham

For immediate release July 8, 2016 Contact: Jordan Fein (312) 576-5048 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 »

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 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 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 »

Federal Government alleges more than 20 violations of labor law against Pinnacle’s Ameristar Casino in East Chicago

Noah Carson-Nelson (312) 933-4045 CHICAGO — On March 21, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chicago Regional Office issued a federal complaint against the Ameristar Casino East Chicago which is owned and operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. The alleged ... Read more »

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

Sarah Lyons 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: ... Read more »

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, 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 »
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