September 13, 2018
Striking Hotel Workers to hold Magnificent Mile March
Workers to march down Michigan Avenue as citywide hotel strike nears one-week mark
Who: Thousands of striking hotel workers from 26 downtown hotels and supporters
What: Rally and march of striking hotel workers
Where: Rally at Ogden Park Plaza across from the Sheraton (300 E North Water Street), followed by a march north on the Michigan Avenue sidewalk, terminating at Michigan and Oak
When: 1:00PM, Thursday, Sept. 13
Thousands of hotel housekeepers, servers, cooks and doormen walked out on strike at 25 downtown convention and boutique hotels last Friday, and were joined by workers at a 26th hotel earlier this week.
Striking hotels include the Hyatt Regency Chicago, JW Marriott, Sheraton Grand, and Hilton Chicago. Union contracts with UNITE HERE Local 1 expired on August 31, 2018.
Striking hotel workers deserve year-round health insurance, sick days to see a doctor, workloads that keep them healthy, and wages that keep up with the cost of raising a family.
A full list of striking hotels is available at www.ChicagoHotelStrike.org.