Local 1 Members at the 2012 Local 1 & Local 450 Convention

The union isn’t a place or thing, it’s people. 

Local 1 members come from all over the world and are the heart of Chicago’s hospitality industry. They work in area hotels, restaurants, school cafeterias, stadiums, event centers like McCormick Place and Navy Pier, Chicago’s major airports, and casinos in Northwest Indiana. They are housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, and dishwashers. They have fought to transform low-wage, service-sector jobs into safe, family-sustaining jobs. Meet them here!