Entries by Noah Carson Nelson

Restaurant Workers, Starbucks Baristas at O’Hare Airport Vote to Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2017 Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson 312-933-4045 – ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.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 […]

“NO HARVEY HOTELS IN CHICAGO”

Media Advisory for November 14, 2017 CONTACT:  Sarah Lyons 312-385-0603 slyons@unitehere.org 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 […]

(Press) Chicago moves to make hotels ‘No Harvey’ zones for housekeepers

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 […]