via LA Times: Workers at restaurants, bars and coffee shops at O’Hare International Airport have voted to authorize a strike amid ongoing contract negotiations…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2017 Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson 312-933-4045 – firstname.lastname@example.org Restaurant Workers, Starbucks Baristas at O’Hare Airport Vote to Strike After months of working under an expired contract, workers for HMSHost at O’Hare Airport authorize their Union Negotiating Committee to call a strike at any time CHICAGO, IL – On Thursday, December […]
Media Advisory for November 14, 2017 CONTACT: Sarah Lyons 312-385-0603 email@example.com City Leaders and hospitality workers to kick-off implementation of new law to protect Chicago hotel workers from sexual harassment and assault Chicago, IL – Tuesday, November 14, City Clerk Anna Valencia and UNITE HERE Local 1 will hold a cake-cutting ceremony with Chicago hotel […]
via FOX 32: Chicago hotel employees are taking a stand against sexual harassment and indecent exposures by guests. A new law has passed to better protect staff including giving them access to panic buttons.
via CBS Chicago: As more allegations of powerful men sexually abusing and harassing women come out, the union representing thousands of Chicago hotel workers is celebrating a new ordinance it says will protect them. Unite Here Local 1 plans to host a celebration at 9 a.m. Tuesday marking the passage last month of what they refer […]
via The Chicago Tribune: Late last week, author and all-around national treasure Barbara Ehrenreich tweeted, “Our current sex harassment discussion is woefully class-skewed. Too much about actresses and not enough about hotel housekeepers.” Tuesday morning, a group of union leaders, legislators and hotel workers gathered at Chicago’s City Hall to celebrate a newly enacted “Hands Off Pants […]
via Chicago Sun-Times: The ordinance is championed by Rules Committee Chairwoman Michelle Harris (8th) and embraced by Unite Here Local 1 to end what a union leader has called the “sisterhood of silence.” It would require hotels to provide employees working alone with portable panic buttons — akin to a Medic-Alert worn by senior citizens […]