La Lucha Sigue: The Monaco & Burnham Hotel Fight Continues (VIDEO)

After calling on their employer for a fair process to organize a union, workers at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco & Hotel Burnham in Chicago continue to mobilize, and fight for respect. More information:

Después de llamar a su empleador por un proceso justo de organizar la unión, los trabajadores del Hotel Monaco & Hotel Burnham de Kimpton en Chicago siguen movilizando, y luchando por respeto. 

We’re winning with Rahm!

palmballotUNITE HERE Local 1 is proud to endorse Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago, along with the following McCormick Place/Navy Pier unions: IUOE Local 399, IBEW Local 134, Carpenters, Steelworkers Decorators 17u, Riggers Local 136, Plumbers 130, IATSE Local 110, and Pipefitters 547.

You can find a complete list of unions endorsing the Mayor here.

Why is Rahm Emanuel the best choice for our union?

  • BROUGHT THE LIVING WAGE TO CHICAGO’S AIRPORTS, and made sure our 1750 members at O’Hare and Midway will be covered.
  • BRINGING MORE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS: McCormick Place is now the #1 convention center in the country! That means more jobs for our members.DSC_0076
  • Under Rahm, City Council passed an Airport Labor Peace Law that we supported, covering thousands of airport jobs.
  • Mayor Emanuel has supported our union organizing. We have more union agreements since he became Mayor – the Marriott Marquis is just one example.
  • Money for city projects – TIF – has been allocated for future projects like the arena at McCormick Place. TIF funds helped build Blackstone and Allegro Hotels.

On April 7th, let’s keep winning.  

To learn more about Rahm’s plan for Chicago, visit his campaign site, Chicago Together.

Below, check out our new television ad series, “Rahm Love”:

(Videos above paid for by UNITE HERE Local 1 PAC)

Ameristar workers call for boycott (Chicago Tribune)

Union employees at Ameristar Casino are urging patrons to boycott the East Chicago boat until they reach a contract settlement with owner Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. that includes retention of their current health insurance plan.

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Fairmont Hotel Job Opportunities



Millennium Park


Career Opportunities – January 15, 2015


Kitchen Steward (FT) – $16.85

Cocktail Server (FT) -$8.95

Server (FT) – $8.95

Seamstress/Tailor (FT) – $18.37



Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are subject to drug tests & pre-employment assessments. Please apply at

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park!


UNITE HERE Local 1 posts job announcements solely as a service to its members.  Local 1 does not sponsor any of the job announcements listed on this site.

Blackstone Hotel Job Opportunities

The Blackstone

A Renaissance Hotel

Mercat a la Planxa

January 9, 2015

Summary of opportunities

For full description please go to:

Server ~ Mercat (1 Part-Time PM)
Servers greet and take food and drink orders from restaurant customers;  serve the orders and accommodate special needs/requests; remains attentive to the customers throughout the entire dining experience. Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule, including Sundays; must have strong communications skills and be comfortable interacting with guests and other employees. Must be able to lift and carry heavy loads. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods. Experience required. Candidate must be 21 years of age to serve alcohol.
Rate of pay: $8.60

Door Person ~ (2 Full-Time)

Upon arrival and departure, greets and assists guests with directions, answering questions, calling transportation and assisting with any requests. Upon departure, assists the guest by transporting luggage from room to lobby, and helping the guest load luggage into vehicle. Responds to inquiries and promotes the property’s amenities and restaurants. Keeps abreast of local activities and area’s establishments in order to answer questions, recommend and give directions. Associates are encouraged to offer improvement ideas and acknowledge good performance of others. Use empowerment to exceed associate and guest expectations and resolve conflicts. Associates are to work as a team helping all teammates to complete the required activities which will ensure guest satisfaction. Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times.

Rate of pay: $8.58/hr

Banquets Set Up Person/BQT Attendant ~ (2 Part-Time)

Responsibilities include setting up banquet and meeting space, maintaining cleanliness of work areas and back of house areas, assisting moving boxes/packages, as well as assist in the maintenance of equipment. Previous experience in Banquet Set Up preferred. Must be able to walk for 8 hours or more. Must be able to lift heavy objects over 50 lbs. Friendly, customer focused personality is a must. Must be available to work flexible schedule including early mornings, late evenings, Sundays and Holidays.

Rate of pay: $12.23/hr

Busser ~ (1 Part-Time)

Clears all used tableware, napkins and refuse from tables to tubs in bus station and wipes table, chairs and clears debris and crumbs from floor areas surrounding table. Sweeps restaurant floors throughout shift to maintain a clean presentable and attractive restaurant. Retrieves clean linen from laundry department at beginning of shift and during shift when necessary, folding as specified by established standards and stocking correct par levels in the service stations. Delivers bundles of soiled linen to laundry room at end of each shift. Retrieves requisitioned items from stockroom, ensuring requisition is complete and correct, and stocking supplies in proper places, rotating stock at all times. Assists wait staff by refilling customers’ beverages and accommodating requests for additional condiments, food items or clean/fresh tableware. Keeps ice stations filled at all times by carrying buckets of ice from the main ice machine and pouring into individual ice stations. Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times. Performs other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.

Rate of pay: $8.89/hr

In order to consider an Applicant, you must submit a completed application for a specified job vacancy and possess the minimum qualifications required for the position to which you are applying. Applications will be accepted until such time as the vacancy has been filled.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and criminal background checks.

UNITE HERE Local 1 posts job announcements solely as a service to its members.  Local 1 does not sponsor any of the job announcements listed on this site.

Información sobre el Acción Ejecutiva de Inmigración (Español)

Muchos de nuestros miembros y sus familias en la unión se verán afectados por la nueva política de inmigración del Presidente Obama.  Abajo vas a encontrar información relacionada con la cualificación, horarios, y más por la acción ejecutiva del presidente.

Usted puede leer aqui el aviso de prensa de D. Talor, el presidente de UNITE HERE, y haga clic en las imágenes abajo para verlas más cerca.




U.S. Immigration Executive Action information (English)

Many of our union members and their families will be affected by President Obama’s new immigration policy.  Below you will find information related to qualification, timetables, and more for the President’s executive action.

Read UNITE HERE President D. Taylor’s full statement on the President’s action here, and click the images below to view closer.