Workers at 25 Chicago Hotels Go on Strike

September 10, 2018

Workers at 25 hotels in downtown Chicago went on strike recently to demand year-round health care as they negotiate new contracts, marking the first time their union has called a citywide hotel strike.

UNITE HERE Local 1, which represents more than 15,000 hospitality workers across the Chicago area, said “thousands” of housekeepers, doormen, cooks and other hotel employees have stopped working. They will be picketing around-the-clock at all 25 hotels until an agreement is reached, said spokeswoman Sarah Lyons.

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