(Press – Video) Chicago hotel workers will have access to panic buttons under new ordinance

via FOX 32: Chicago hotel employees are taking a stand against sexual harassment and indecent exposures by guests. A new law has passed to better protect staff including giving them access to panic buttons. Read more »

(Press) Hotel Workers Union Celebrates Anti-Harassment Ordinance

via CBS Chicago: As more allegations of powerful men sexually abusing and harassing women come out, the union representing thousands of Chicago hotel workers is celebrating a new ordinance it says will protect them. Unite Here Local 1 plans to host a celebration at 9 a.m. Tuesday marking the passage ... Read more »

(Press) Chicago moves to make hotels ‘No Harvey’ zones for housekeepers

via The Chicago Tribune: Late last week, author and all-around national treasure Barbara Ehrenreich tweeted, “Our current sex harassment discussion is woefully class-skewed. Too much about actresses and not enough about hotel housekeepers.” Tuesday morning, a group of union leaders, legislators ... Read more »

(Press) Aldermen approve proposal to protect sexually harassed hotel staff

via Chicago Sun-Times: The ordinance is championed by Rules Committee Chairwoman Michelle Harris (8th) and embraced by Unite Here Local 1 to end what a union leader has called the “sisterhood of silence.” It would require hotels to provide employees working alone with portable panic buttons — akin ... Read more »

As News Continues to Unfold in Hollywood About Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Film Studio Executive Harvey Weinstein, Chicago City Council Passes an Ordinance to Protect Chicago Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment and Assault

Ordinance will help ensure hotel workers have panic buttons and other safety measures to protect against sexual violence by guests CONTACT: Nora Cay Ryan                                                                          Sarah Lyons Chicago Federation of Labor  ... Read more »

Ordinance to Protect Chicago Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment and Assault Passes the Committee on Workforce Development, Advances to full City Council

CONTACT: Nora Cay Ryan                                                                              Sarah Lyons Chicago Federation of Labor                                                     ... Read more »

(Press) Chicago hotels would have to give workers ‘panic buttons’ under plan aldermen advance

via Chicago Tribune: Chicago hotels would be required to provide portable “panic buttons” to workers like housecleaners who venture alone into guests’ rooms, under a plan aldermen advanced Monday. Hotels also would need to post sexual harassment policies and promise workers would not face retribution ... Read more »
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