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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National Labor Relations Board charges Hyatt Regency Chicago over video surveillance practices

Chicago’s largest hotel refuses to disclose information on its technologies used to track workers and guests CHICAGO, IL – The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against the Hyatt Regency Chicago this week for refusing to disclose information on its surveillance system. Hotel union UNITE HERE Local 1 requested this information in 2017 to […]

BREAKING: O’Hare Airport Bartenders, Cooks, other Restaurant Workers Strike

CHICAGO, IL— O’Hare Airport restaurant workers employed by HMSHost International are on strike. Workers at some food service outlets walked off the job in an effort to gain affordable, quality healthcare as a part of a new union contract. Striking workers, who are Starbucks baristas, servers, cooks, and other restaurant workers, are picketing HMSHost outside […]

No Contract for O’Hare Restaurant Workers Yet: Holiday Travelers Advised to be Prepared for a Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 15, 2017 Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org No Contract for O’Hare Restaurant Workers Yet Holiday Travelers Advised to be Prepared for a Strike  CHICAGO, IL – HMSHost International and UNITE HERE Local 1 remain far apart on key issues after a negotiation session on December 14th. The contract negotiations affects more […]