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

Recent Press Releases

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 […]

Striking Hotel Workers to hold Magnificent Mile March

Press Advisory September 13, 2018 Contact:  Elliott Mallen, 312-656-5807, emallen@unitehere1.org Sarah Lyons, 312-385-0603, slyons@unitehere1.org Striking Hotel Workers to hold Magnificent Mile March Workers to march down Michigan Avenue as citywide hotel strike nears one-week mark Who: ​ Thousands of striking hotel workers from 26 downtown hotels and supporters What:​​  Rally and march of striking hotel workers Where: ​Rally at Ogden […]

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. […]