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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, / (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, 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,, ... Read more »

Feds to prosecute Kimpton Hotels for alleged threats against housekeepers

Contact: Joe Shansky (312) 623-5382, 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 »
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