This January, Labor Beat will be airing three segments featuring the actions of UNITE HERE! Local 1. These incredible segments will be airing on CAN TV in Chicago and Evanston Community Media Center. The full schedule of when the segments will air can be found after the descriptions below.
One Day Strike at Palmer House Hilton
UNITE HERE Local 1 hotel workers hold a one-day strike at Chicago’s landmark Palmer House Hilton. They talk about big workload increases and layoffs the Hilton company is trying to force the workers to accept, this while working without a contract for 15 months.
Mop March for Chicago Hyatt Hotel Housekeepers
To dramatize excessive workloads, housekeepers and labor community supporters march with mops and buckets up to the entrance of the Hyatt to explain that they were there to help the housekeepers do their work. They were not allowed in, but they made their point.
The 2002 Averted Strike of Chicago Hotel Workers
Excerpts from our Labor Beat documentary “The 7,000”. The huge march down Michigan Avenue, the countdown to the strike deadline, the last minute negotiations to avert the strike, the vote to ratify the contract. A testament to the power of the union and the rank-and-file.
The segments will air on Chicago CAN TV, Cable Channel 19 on the following dates:
- Thursday, January 6 at 9:30pm
- Friday, January 7 at 4:30pm
- Thursday, January 13 at 9:30pm
- Friday, January 14 at 4:30pm
They will also air on Evanston Community Media Center, Public Access Cable Channel 6 on the following dates:
- Monday, January 17 at 5:30pm
- Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00pm
- Saturday, January 22 at 12:30pm
- Monday, January 24 at 5:30pm
- Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00pm
- Saturday, January 29 at 12:30am
In addition, this DVD can be ordered from Labor Beat (Committee for Labor Access) by clicking here. Please put title of DVD, “One Day Strike at Palmer House Hilton” in Description box. Put $15 in Unit Price box. $20 for Canada, and $25 for other countries outside the U.S. NTSC format only.