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Recent Press Releases

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 […]

As News Continues to Unfold in Hollywood About Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Film Studio Executive Harvey Weinstein, Chicago City Council Passes an Ordinance to Protect Chicago Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment and Assault

Ordinance will help ensure hotel workers have panic buttons and other safety measures to protect against sexual violence by guests CONTACT: Nora Cay Ryan                                                                […]

Ordinance to Protect Chicago Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment and Assault Passes the Committee on Workforce Development, Advances to full City Council

CONTACT: Nora Cay Ryan                                                                              Sarah Lyons Chicago Federation of Labor                                                     UNITE HERE Local 1 847‐826‐2061                                                                                312-385-0603 ncryan@chicagolabor.org                                                          slyons@unitehere.org For Immediate Release October 2, 2017 Ordinance to Protect Chicago Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment and Assault Passes the Committee on Workforce Development, Advances to full City Council Ordinance will help ensure hotel workers have panic buttons […]

Hotel Monaco Workers Ratify First Contract

For Immediate Release June 16, 2017 Contact: Elliott Mallen, 312-656-5807 emallen@unitehere.org Hotel Monaco Workers Ratify First Contract Hotel housekeepers at the downtown Hotel Monaco today unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The five-year accord covering thirty workers comes nearly three years after workers first began organizing a union at the hotel. The contract includes […]