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Vote for Hyatt: National Scrooge of the Year

Each year, national Jobs with Justice gives an “award” to the greediest, most cold-hearted company or person of the year. Nominations for the 2010 Scrooge of the Yearare in, and Hyatt Hotels has been nominated for their fight against workers: “In city after city across North America, Hyatt Hotels is leading the fight against middle-class […]

Women supporting Hyatt housekeepers send delegation to hotel to help workers clean rooms

Responding to injury reports, community says, “If Hyatt won’t ease their housekeepers’ burden, we will” Responding to reports of work-related injuries in Hyatt’s housekeeping departments, a group of 50 women from across the city of Chicago rolled up their sleeves to go into the Hyatt Regency Chicago and help the housekeepers clean their rooms. The […]

DePaul dining workers ratify new contract

Campus dining workers at DePaul University, members of UNITE HERE Local 1, voted to ratify a new contract on October 21. Their new agreement with Chartwells brings significantly improved wages, affordable family health care benefits, and language that protects immigrant workers. “Even with all the obstacles that we went through, we stood together, and we […]

Hilton workers strike, protesting $180M Hilton bailout

Chicago workers join wave of Hilton strikes seeking to “Share the Recovery” (Chicago, IL) – Citywide union hotel contracts expired more than a year ago, and today hotel workers at the Chicago Hilton are walking off the job, launching a three-day strike protesting Hilton’s efforts to lock workers into the recession. Outraged that Hilton finagled […]

Ameristar Casino Workers Settle Contract

New contract increases wages across the board, adds retirement benefits, and limits number of part-time jobs East Chicago, IN – After a year-long contract dispute with Ameristar, members of UNITE HERE Local 1 ratified historic new contracts covering over 200 workers at the casino in East Chicago, Indiana. The contract settlement represents a major victory […]