Entries by Noah Carson Nelson

As News Continues to Unfold in Hollywood About Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Film Studio Executive Harvey Weinstein, Chicago City Council Passes an Ordinance to Protect Chicago Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment and Assault

Ordinance will help ensure hotel workers have panic buttons and other safety measures to protect against sexual violence by guests CONTACT: Nora Cay Ryan                                                                […]

Ordinance to Protect Chicago Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment and Assault Passes the Committee on Workforce Development, Advances to full City Council

CONTACT: Nora Cay Ryan                                                                              Sarah Lyons Chicago Federation of Labor                                                     UNITE HERE Local 1 847‐826‐2061                                                                                312-385-0603 ncryan@chicagolabor.org                                                          slyons@unitehere.org 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 […]

(Press) Chicago hotels would have to give workers ‘panic buttons’ under plan aldermen advance

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…

Hotel Monaco Workers Ratify First Contract

For Immediate Release June 16, 2017 Contact: Elliott Mallen, 312-656-5807 emallen@unitehere.org Hotel Monaco Workers Ratify First Contract Hotel housekeepers at the downtown Hotel Monaco today unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The five-year accord covering thirty workers comes nearly three years after workers first began organizing a union at the hotel. The contract includes […]

(Press) Unite Here blasts McPier over McCormick Square name

via Crain’s Chicago Business:  Union workers at McCormick Place aren’t too happy with the new name that the agency that runs the convention center campus is trying to give its neighborhood. That was the message delivered today by Unite Here Local 1 President Karen Kent at an annual convention of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition in […]