UNITE HERE Local 1
218 S Wabash Ave, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

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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UNITE HERE Local 1 joins other CPS staff and service unions to issue statement of support for teachers

For Immediate Release Contact Carly Karmel, 312-933-40545 ckarmel@unitehere1.org UNITE HERE Local 1 joins other CPS staff and service unions to issue statement of support for teachers, calling for “respectful” dialogue to improve schools In recent weeks, the Board of Education has waged a fierce attack in the media on teachers represented by CTU Local 1 […]

Campus Dining Workers at Loyola University Chicago Win Union

Chicago – After months of organizing, over 200 campus dining workers at Loyola University Chicago have won union representation, choosing to join UNITE HERE Local 1. “I feel blessed. A union means a better life for me and my family,” said Janet Irving, a Loyola campus dining worker and member of the worker organizing committee […]

Hilton workers strike, protesting $180M Hilton bailout

Chicago workers join wave of Hilton strikes seeking to “Share the Recovery” (Chicago, IL) – Citywide union hotel contracts expired more than a year ago, and today hotel workers at the Chicago Hilton are walking off the job, launching a three-day strike protesting Hilton’s efforts to lock workers into the recession. Outraged that Hilton finagled […]