The Local 1 office is currently closed. But the operations of the union will continue.

To contact UNITE HERE Local 1 call (312) 663-4373. Listen to the prompts and dial the division extension. We have staff dedicated to calling you back and answering your questions. Every member will receive a call back.

Airports – Extension 299  

Food Service/CPS – Extension 327

Hotels – Extension 324  

Casinos – Extension 331  

Grievances – Extension 265  

General Inquiries – Extension 276  

  1. How to Plug In to receive texts from the union: Leave a message on any division extension simply saying, “I want to be plugged in” and we will call you back on the number you left and get you plugged in! 
  1. Banquet checks – Call extension General Inquiries 276: a staff person will call you back and confirm your address and have you send a picture of your photo ID. After staff person confirms address and receives photo verification, they will mailout your check.
  1. Grievance checks – Call extension Grievances 265: a staff person will call you back and confirm your address and have you send a picture of your photo ID. After staff person confirms address and receives photo verification, they will mail your check.

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For the Media:

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Please direct all press inquiries to Elliott Mallen:

emallen@unitehere1.org / (312) 656-5807

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Press Releases:

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Cambria Hotel Strikers Celebrate Choice Hotels’ Decision to Check Out of 16-Month Hotel Strike

Press Release Jan. 31, 2020 Contact:  Elliott Mallen, 312-656-5807, emallen@unitehere1.org Marcos Feldman, 312-206-3407, mfeldman@unitehere.org Cambria Hotel Strikers Celebrate Choice Hotels’ Decision to Check Out of 16-Month Hotel Strike Strikers hold picket line ribbon-cutting ceremony as strike continues at the Hotel One Sixty-Six CHICAGO – Striking hotel workers at the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile are celebrating Choice […]

Workers tell Ohio Pension System: Your Hotel Strike Hurts Ohio Pension Investment

Press Release July 17, 2019 Contact:  Elliott Mallen, 312-656-5807, emallen@unitehere1.org Marcos Feldman, 312-206-3407, mfeldman@unitehere.org Workers tell Ohio Pension System: Your Hotel Strike Hurts Ohio Pension Investment Strikers at hotel owned by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System to update pension fund on the financial impact of their boycott COLUMBUS, OH – Striking workers from the Cambria […]

UNITE HERE Local 1 Awards “Scrooge of the Year” to American Airlines and Gate Gourmet at O’Hare

For release December 21, 2018 Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson ncarsonnelson[at]unitehere1.org UNITE HERE Local 1 Awards “Scrooge of the Year” to American Airlines and Gate Gourmet at O’Hare Chicago, IL — American Airlines and its contracted catering company, Gate Gourmet, were awarded “O’Hare Scrooge of the Year” by UNITE HERE Local 1 today at a union rally […]