Entries by Noah Carson Nelson

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 […]

At Rainbow PUSH Conference, UNITE HERE Local 1 Urges Chicago: Rename McCormick Square

For immediate release June 28, 2016 Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org At Rainbow PUSH Conference, UNITE HERE Local 1 Urges Chicago: Rename McCormick Square  Citing Robert McCormick’s persistent xenophobia, the hospitality workers union calls on the MPEA to reconsider the title “McCormick Square” for Chicago’s Newest Neighborhood CHICAGO– This morning, at the Annual International Convention of […]

Federal Government alleges more than 20 violations of labor law against Pinnacle’s Ameristar Casino in East Chicago

Noah Carson-Nelson ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org CHICAGO — On March 21, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chicago Regional Office issued a federal complaint against the Ameristar Casino East Chicago which is owned and operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. The alleged violations include firing a bartender on the basis of her union activity and threatening employees—all alleged to violate […]