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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UNITE HERE Local 1 Applauds Democratic Attorneys General Association for Moving Fall Conference to Show Support for Strike in Chicago 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 12, 2018 Contact:  Elliott Mallen, 312-656-5807, emallen@unitehere1.org Lizzie Ulmer, 269-271-2331, lizzie@democraticags.org UNITE HERE Local 1 Applauds Democratic Attorneys General Association for Moving Fall Conference to Show Support for Strike in Chicago  CHICAGO, IL – In response to the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) moving its Fall Quarterly Policy Program Conference from the JW Marriott to another […]

Citywide Hotel Strike Grows to 26 Hotels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2018  CONTACT: Sarah Lyons (312) 385-0603 slyons@unitehere1.org Elliott Mallen (312) 656-5807 emallen@unitehere1.org Citywide Hotel Strike Grows to 26 Hotels Cambria Magnificent Mile workers walk off the job as strike enters Day 5 CHICAGO – Workers at the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel are joining thousands of hotel workers on strike. […]

Downtown Chicago Hotel Workers Begin Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2018  CONTACT: Sarah Lyons (312) 385-0603 slyons@unitehere1.org Elliott Mallen (312) 656-5807 emallen@unitehere1.org Downtown Chicago Hotel Workers Begin Strike CHICAGO, IL – Thousands of Chicago hotel housekeepers, servers, cooks and doormen have stopped working and are on strike. Hotel workers are striking for year-round health care. “Hotels may slow down in […]