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National Labor Relations Board charges Hyatt Regency Chicago over video surveillance practices

Chicago’s largest hotel refuses to disclose information on its technologies used to track workers and guests CHICAGO, IL – The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against the Hyatt Regency Chicago this week for refusing to disclose information on its surveillance system. Hotel union UNITE HERE Local 1 requested this information in 2017 to […]

BREAKING: O’Hare Airport Bartenders, Cooks, other Restaurant Workers Strike

CHICAGO, IL— O’Hare Airport restaurant workers employed by HMSHost International are on strike. Workers at some food service outlets walked off the job in an effort to gain affordable, quality healthcare as a part of a new union contract. Striking workers, who are Starbucks baristas, servers, cooks, and other restaurant workers, are picketing HMSHost outside […]

Hotel Burnham Housekeeping Department Wins Union

Contact: Jordan Fein (312) 576-5048 jfein@unitehere.org Chicago – Workers in the Hotel Burnham’s housekeeping department yesterday voted overwhelmingly to join UNITE HERE Local 1. The vote comes after over a year of picket lines, rallies and other actions, and despite vigorous management intimidation that compelled the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board to […]

Hotel Monaco Housekeeping Department Wins Union

CHICAGO – After organizing since November 2014, workers in the housekeeping department at the Hotel Monaco voted in favor of joining UNITE HERE Local 1. With this vote, the Monaco becomes the third unionized hotel operated by Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group in Chicago, after the Hotel Palomar and Hotel Allegro, also represented by Local 1. Workers rallied […]

UNITE HERE Calls for Firing of ICE Director after Chicago-Area Meatpacking Raid

New Video Details Impact of Bungled Enforcement Priorities on Immigrant Workers [Chicago, IL] One year ago, President Obama reiterated his immigration enforcement priorities and announced an Executive Order that would have provided deportation relief for nearly five million undocumented workers in the U.S.  By contrast, workers at Ruprecht Company, a meatpacking plant in Mundelein, IL, […]

Chicago’s Hotel Burnham housekeepers join downtown pain protests

Contact: Joe Shansky, jshansky@unitehere1.org / (312) 623-5382 Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group faces continuing protests about housekeeper treatment Following demonstrations and picket lines throughout the summer, workers at downtown’s Hotel Burnham are now speaking out about pain on the job.   Hotel Burnham workers plan to rally outside the hotel (1 W. Washington St) from 4:30-6:30 pm on Friday, […]