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Recent Press Releases

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 […]

Restaurant Workers, Starbucks Baristas at O’Hare Airport Vote to Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2017 Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org Restaurant Workers, Starbucks Baristas at O’Hare Airport Vote to Strike After months of working under an expired contract, workers for HMSHost at O’Hare Airport authorize their Union Negotiating Committee to call a strike at any time CHICAGO, IL – On Thursday, December 7, food […]

“NO HARVEY HOTELS IN CHICAGO”

Media Advisory for November 14, 2017 CONTACT:  Sarah Lyons 312-385-0603 slyons@unitehere.org City Leaders and hospitality workers to kick-off implementation of new law to protect Chicago hotel workers from sexual harassment and assault Chicago, IL – Tuesday, November 14, City Clerk Anna Valencia and UNITE HERE Local 1 will hold a cake-cutting ceremony with Chicago hotel […]