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Citing Housekeeper Pain, Workers At Chicago’s Hotel Monaco Plan Downtown Protest During Lollapalooza

Contact: Joe Shansky, jshansky@unitehere1.org As Chicago braces for Lollapalooza crowds this weekend, housekeepers, laundry workers, and restaurant workers at the Loop’s Hotel Monaco are calling for an end to pain that housekeepers experience on the job. Monaco workers, a majority of whom are immigrant women, picketed the hotel throughout the day on July 31st, joined by […]

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. […]

Gaming Union Launches Website Informing Northwest Indiana Customers of Area Labor Disputes

EAST CHICAGO, IN – The union for workers in gaming, hotels, and food service industries, UNITE HERE, has launched a new website intended as a resource for customers of Northwest Indiana casinos who need to know whether labor disputes could affect their plans in the area. The website, www.indianagamingalert.org, will be regularly updated with information […]