First contract settled for Waldorf-Astoria workers

On September 6, hotel workers at one of Chicago’s top-rated hotels, the Waldorf-Astoria, ratified their first contract covering 130 workers. Waldorf 1

Last fall, workers unionized joining UNITE HERE Local 1 in an effort to improve safety conditions for housekeepers and wages and benefits for hotel workers. Highlights of the contract brought workers up to the citywide hotel standard which improves job security and provides economic increases over the next four years. Additionally, the new contract improves safety for housekeepers, dropping room quotas. An overwhelming majority of workers ratified the new contract.