Please direct all press inquiries to Elliott Mallen: emallen@unitehere1.org / 312-656-5807

Recent Press Releases

UNITE HERE Local 1 Calls on Chicago Hoteliers to Step Up for Hotel Workers

Press Release April 13, 2020 Contact:  Sarah Lyons, (312) 385-0603, slyons@unitehere1.org Elliott Mallen, (312) 656-5807, emallen@unitehere1.org UNITE HERE Local 1 Calls on Chicago Hoteliers to Step Up for Hotel Workers New report by Chicago’s hotel workers union estimates that lost earnings could cost Chicago neighborhoods $5 million every week   CHICAGO – UNITE HERE Local […]

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 […]

Chicago Hilton workers ratify new contract

Press Release September 29, 2018 Contact:  Elliott Mallen, 312-656-5807, emallen@unitehere1.org Sarah Lyons, 312-385-0603, slyons@unitehere1.org Chicago Hilton workers ratify new contract New agreement ends strike at the Palmer House Hilton, the Drake Hotel, the Hilton Chicago and DoubleTree Chicago Magnificent Mile CHICAGO, IL – Today hundreds of Hilton hotel workers ratified a new contract, ending the three-week strike […]