Entries by Gosia Labno

UNITE HERE Local 1 Rings In a New Day for Chicago Hotel Workers As City’s Landmark “Hands Off Pants On” Law Takes Full Effect

UNITE HERE Local 1 Rings In a New Day for Chicago Hotel Workers As City’s Landmark “Hands Off Pants On” Law Takes Full Effect For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Sarah Lyons slyons@unitehere.org (312) 385-0603   City officials and labor leaders join Chicago hotel workers to mark the day by which Chicago hotels must provide panic […]

Justice Castillo: A Millennial Key Leader

Justice Castillo is a key leader at HMSHost. She started working as a Starbucks barista at O’Hare airport in 2015. After becoming a union escort, her involvement in union activities increased and she became the face of the campaign “Justice at the Airport.” Here, she shares her story. Q: How did you first get involved […]

Jermaine Gillen: Marching in Memphis to Make History

  Jermaine, a shop steward at the Ambassador Chicago, has worked there as a housekeeping supervisor for 13 years. Jermaine travelled to Memphis with Local 1 to make history and march in the same steps as Dr. King and the sanitation workers. Q: How has the trip impacted you? A: 50 years after being given […]