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Recent Press Releases

Housekeepers Rally for Affordable Healthcare at the Hotel Burnham

For immediate release July 8, 2016 Contact: Jordan Fein (312) 576-5048 jfein@unitehere.org Housekeepers Rally for Affordable Healthcare at the Hotel Burnham Workers at hotel owned by $39 billion private equity firm Lone Star Funds rely on public aid for family healthcare CHICAGO– After overwhelmingly voting to unionize, housekeepers at the Hotel Burnham are holding a […]

At Rainbow PUSH Conference, UNITE HERE Local 1 Urges Chicago: Rename McCormick Square

For immediate release June 28, 2016 Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org At Rainbow PUSH Conference, UNITE HERE Local 1 Urges Chicago: Rename McCormick Square  Citing Robert McCormick’s persistent xenophobia, the hospitality workers union calls on the MPEA to reconsider the title “McCormick Square” for Chicago’s Newest Neighborhood CHICAGO– This morning, at the Annual International Convention of […]

Hotel Burnham Housekeeping Department Wins Union

Contact: Jordan Fein (312) 576-5048 jfein@unitehere.org Chicago – Workers in the Hotel Burnham’s housekeeping department yesterday voted overwhelmingly to join UNITE HERE Local 1. The vote comes after over a year of picket lines, rallies and other actions, and despite vigorous management intimidation that compelled the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board to […]

Federal Government alleges more than 20 violations of labor law against Pinnacle’s Ameristar Casino in East Chicago

Noah Carson-Nelson ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org CHICAGO — On March 21, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chicago Regional Office issued a federal complaint against the Ameristar Casino East Chicago which is owned and operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. The alleged violations include firing a bartender on the basis of her union activity and threatening employees—all alleged to violate […]

Hotel Monaco Housekeeping Department Wins Union

CHICAGO – After organizing since November 2014, workers in the housekeeping department at the Hotel Monaco voted in favor of joining UNITE HERE Local 1. With this vote, the Monaco becomes the third unionized hotel operated by Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group in Chicago, after the Hotel Palomar and Hotel Allegro, also represented by Local 1. Workers rallied […]