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Midwest School for Women Workers 2014

The Chicago Federation of Labor will sponsor two union women at this year’s Midwest School for Women Workers, June 22-26, 2014, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more »

Hudson Midway workers ratify first union contract

On April 11, 2014 Hudson News workers at Midway Airport ratified their first union contract covering about 70 workers. Hudson Midway workers joined the union in an effort to remedy the disparity between working conditions for airport workers at O’Hare Airport versus workers at Midway Airport. Just ... Read more »
Noble Ratification

Noble Street Charter School lunchroom workers ratify first union contract

On March 1, lunchroom workers at Noble Street Charter School employed by Chartwells ratified their first union contract covering 63 workers. While the city was closing public schools, laying-off thousands of workers with union jobs, and expanding charter schools in which lunchroom jobs are non-union, ... Read more »

Will Walton Street fulfill its promise to investors to halt worker harassment campaign at Rivers Casino?

On February 19, casino workers from Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino Des Plaines and Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia rallied outside Walton Street Capital’s Chicago headquarters.  Workers stood together to demand an end to a labor dispute that has spread to all three properties overseen by ... Read more »

Housekeeping victory in new Essex contract

On February 21, hotel workers at the Essex hotel ratified a new contract that will cover workers for five years.  An overwhelming majority of workers ratified the new contract. Workers are especially excited for a great victory for housekeepers in the new contract. Starting June 1, 2014, Room Attendants’ ... Read more »

College Scholarship Deadlines Approaching!

Every year, college scholarships are available to union members and their family. Check out the opportunities below! UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP The deadline to apply for a Union Plus scholarship is quickly approaching! Scholarships are available for union members and their family, ranging from $500 to $4,000. Applications, ... Read more »

Top 10 Achievements in 2013

2013 was a year of milestones for UNITE HERE Local 1. From achieving major victories to lots of “firsts,” we’re celebrating a great year! Check out ten great UNITE HERE Local 1 moments from 2013: We moved in to a new office: 218 S. Wabash Ave., 7th Floor. We joined thousands in a massive rally ... Read more »
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