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.
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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 […]
Ordinance will help ensure hotel workers have panic buttons and other safety measures to protect against sexual violence by guests CONTACT: Nora Cay Ryan […]
CONTACT: Nora Cay Ryan Sarah Lyons Chicago Federation of Labor UNITE HERE Local 1 847‐826‐2061 312-385-0603 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com For Immediate Release October 2, 2017 Ordinance to Protect Chicago Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment and Assault Passes the Committee on Workforce Development, Advances to full City Council Ordinance will help ensure hotel workers have panic buttons […]
via Chicago Tribune: Chicago hotels would be required to provide portable “panic buttons” to workers like housecleaners who venture alone into guests’ rooms, under a plan aldermen advanced Monday. Hotels also would need to post sexual harassment policies and promise workers would not face retribution if they reported sexual harassment or assault by guests. Employees would…