Top 10 Achievements in 2013

hyattratification22013 was a year of milestones for UNITE HERE Local 1. From achieving major victories to lots of “firsts,” we’re celebrating a great year! Check out ten great UNITE HERE Local 1 moments from 2013:

  1. We moved in to a new office: 218 S. Wabash Ave., 7th Floor.
  2. We joined thousands in a massive rally downtown protesting CPS closings.
  3. After almost four years, UNITE HERE and Hyatt reached a national agreement.
  4. UNITE HERE Local 1 elected its first woman president.
  5. Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle had lunch with the women of Local 1
  6. First Union-wide picket at Majestic Star Casino in Northwest Indiana.
  7. Marriage Equality passes in Illinois.
  8. Over 500 workers got the union at their job.
  9. For the first time in UNITE HERE Local 1 history, we hosted a Chicago mayor to meet with workers.
  10. Almost $1 Million awarded in grievance wins.