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Crowne Plaza: Housekeeping Department

Crowne Plaza seeks a full-time room attendant, a full-time doorman, and a full-time houseperson. To apply, please visit https://careers.hireology.com/crowneplazawestloop Local_1 CP Referral – 8.9.18

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 […]

(Press) Union Calls For Firing Of ICE Official Over Mundelein Meatpacking Plant Audit

via Progress Illinois: UNITE HERE says a Chicago official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be fired over an immigration audit at a unionized meat packing plant in Mundelein. The recent audit at the Ruprecht Company by ICE has led to eight arrests and 36 firings or resignations, according to UNITE HERE, which represents workers at […]

Press: Hotel Monaco housekeeper protests (7/31)

“​Sin miedo para pedir lo que es justo”​, 8/3 Vivelohoy: http://www.vivelohoy.com/chicago/8457551/sin-miedo-para-pedir-lo-que-es-justo ​“Hotel Monaco Workers Protest Working Conditions”, 7/31 Fox 32: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/29678246/hotel-monaco-workers-protest-working-conditions “Protesta del trabajadores del hotel” 7/31 Univision Chicago: http://chicago.univision.com/videos/video/2015-07-31/protestas-trabajadores-hotel  

On UNITE HERE’s labor dispute with Ruprecht Company

Background: In the past month, immigrant union workers at a Chicago-area meatpacking plant have been subjected to fear and arrests, and will be subjected to, in the words of Congressman Luis Gutierrez, “needless and harmful collateral damage to…families and children.” For decades, UNITE HERE Local 1 has represented workers at Ruprecht Company, based in Mundelein, IL. […]