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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Ameristar Casino Workers Settle Contract

New contract increases wages across the board, adds retirement benefits, and limits number of part-time jobs East Chicago, IN – After a year-long contract dispute with Ameristar, members of UNITE HERE Local 1 ratified historic new contracts covering over 200 workers at the casino in East Chicago, Indiana. The contract settlement represents a major victory […]

Hyatt workers strike at Hyatt O’Hare

Days before Labor Day, workers facing layoffs and cuts protest how Chicago-based Hyatt and its billionaire owners are taking unfair advantage of tough times Chicago, IL — Just days before Labor Day, workers at the Hyatt Regency near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport are on strike. Hyatt O’Hare workers join Hyatt workers in several cities across North […]

Hundreds walk off the job at the Sheraton Chicago

Facing layoffs and cuts as travel business rebounds, hotel workers protest (Chicago, IL) – At 10:45am this morning, nearly 200 hotel workers at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, managed by Starwood Hotels, walked off the job in protest of layoffs and chronic understaffing that have persisted for months despite a big boost in travel […]