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Hotel Burnham Housekeeping Department Wins Union

Contact: Jordan Fein (312) 576-5048 jfein@unitehere.org 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 ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org 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 »

Press: Hotel Monaco housekeeper protests (7/31)

“​Sin miedo para pedir lo que es justo”​, 8/3 Vivelohoy: http://www.vivelohoy.com/chicago/8457551/sin-miedo-para-pedir-lo-que-es-justo ​“Hotel Monaco Workers Protest Working Conditions”, 7/31 Fox 32: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/29678246/hotel-monaco-workers-protest-working-conditions “Protesta ... Read more »

On UNITE HERE’s labor dispute with Ruprecht Company

Background: In the past month, immigrant union workers at a Chicago-area meatpacking plant have been subjected to fear and arrests, and will be subjected to, in the words of Congressman Luis Gutierrez, “needless and harmful collateral damage to…families and children.” For decades, ... 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 »

La Lucha Sigue: The Monaco & Burnham Hotel Fight Continues (VIDEO)

After calling on their employer for a fair process to organize a union, workers at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco & Hotel Burnham in Chicago continue to mobilize, and fight for respect. More information: http://www.unitehere1.org/?p=3418 Después de llamar a su empleador por un proceso justo de organizar ... Read more »
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We’re winning with Rahm!

UNITE HERE Local 1 is proud to endorse Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago, along with the following McCormick Place/Navy Pier unions: IUOE Local 399, IBEW Local 134, Carpenters, Steelworkers Decorators 17u, Riggers Local 136, Plumbers 130, IATSE Local 110, and Pipefitters 547. You can find a complete ... Read more »
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