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Housekeepers Rally for Affordable Healthcare at the Hotel Burnham

For immediate release July 8, 2016 Contact: Jordan Fein (312) 576-5048 jfein@unitehere.org Housekeepers Rally for Affordable Healthcare at the Hotel Burnham Workers at hotel owned by $39 billion private equity firm Lone Star Funds rely on public aid for family healthcare CHICAGO– After overwhelmingly voting to unionize, housekeepers at the Hotel Burnham are holding a […]

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 […]

(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 […]

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, […]

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