Amtrak workers join Inn of Chicago housekeepers in struggle for a fair contract
Inn of Chicago workers have been without a contract for three years. On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, after learning about the struggle of hotel workers at the Inn of Chicago, Amtrak food service workers of UNITE HERE Local 43 supported workers by staying elsewhere during their layovers.
Amtrak crews regularly stay at the Inn of Chicago, as Chicago serves as a major transportation hub within the Midwest and between the coasts.
“We are directly involved in this fight because Amtrak workers stay at the Inn of Chicago. After hearing about the struggle hotel workers are facing there, we moved Amtrak employees from the Inn of Chicago to other hotels in the city.
Our fight is your fight. We need to join together on more fronts like this because if we stay together we will win. “
–Donald Boyd, UNITE HERE Local 43 Secretary Treasure & Amtrak food service worker