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Hyatt workers strike at Hyatt O’Hare

Days before Labor Day, workers facing layoffs and cuts protest how Chicago-based Hyatt and its billionaire owners are taking unfair advantage of tough times Chicago, IL — Just days before Labor Day, workers at the Hyatt Regency near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport are on strike. Hyatt O’Hare workers join Hyatt workers in several cities across North […]

Hundreds walk off the job at the Sheraton Chicago

Facing layoffs and cuts as travel business rebounds, hotel workers protest (Chicago, IL) – At 10:45am this morning, nearly 200 hotel workers at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, managed by Starwood Hotels, walked off the job in protest of layoffs and chronic understaffing that have persisted for months despite a big boost in travel […]

Chicago Hyatt workers call for boycott

Over 250 Rabbis and other Jewish leaders nationwide sign onto pledge in support (Chicago, IL) – Today, UNITE HERE Local 1 members are gathering in front of Hyatt Global Headquarters in Chicago to call for a boycott at several area Hyatt Hotels—the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the Hyatt O’Hare, and the Park Hyatt. Hyatt workers will […]

Chicago Hilton workers vote overwhelmingly to strike

Hilton workers join thousands of other area hotel workers preparing for a strike (Chicago, IL) – Today, Hilton Hotels workers in Chicago voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike at 4 area properties – the Chicago Hilton, Hilton O’Hare, the Palmer House Hilton, and the Drake, according to UNITE HERE Local 1 and Local 450. With […]

Chicago Hyatt workers vote overwhelmingly to strike

Facing prospect of a “permanent recession” as billionaire Hyatt owners prosper, area hotel workers gear up for strike (Chicago, IL) – On July 29, 2010, UNITE HERE Local 1 members working at four area Hyatts—the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Park Hyatt, Hyatt McCormick Place, and Hyatt O’Hare—voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, with 92% voting in […]

Major victory for Blackstone Hotel workers

Hotel ordered to offer jobs back with back pay and benefits Union estimates lost earnings and benefits to total at least $250,000 Chicago, IL – In a major ruling this week, an administrative law judge of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that owners and management of the Blackstone Hotel had violated federal labor […]

Ameristar workers appear before Indiana Gaming Commission on “part-timer” crisis

Workers call for investigation of growing state tax burden from staff cuts in one of Indiana’s most profitable industries (Indianapolis, IN) – Workers from Ameristar casino in East Chicago traveled to the State Capitol today to appear before the Indiana Gaming Commission to raise concerns about the casino’s increasing reliance on part-time workers, despite Ameristar […]