UNITE HERE Local 1

James R. Thompson Center

Thompson Center Food Service Workers Seek Quinn’s Help Keeping Jobs

Employees who work at the various fast food stands at The Great State Fare food court in the basement of the Thompson Center are worried they’ll lose their jobs when their employer, Sodexo, moves out of the state government building hands over the reins of the food court to a new management company.

05/09/2014

A Congress Hotel worker walks the picket line during a decade-long strike that ended on May 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Congress Hotel Union Workers Call Off Decade-Long Strike

A longstanding labor dispute at the historic Congress Hotel ended on Thursday, when the union called off a decade-long strike.

05/30/2013

School lunch (CBS)

Schools Reach Contract Deal With Lunchroom Workers

The Chicago Board of Education and the union representing 3,300 lunchroom workers have reached a contract deal, providing modest raises and a commitment to serve better food.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Union workers for the Hyatt hotel chain protest property tax appeals filed by members of the Pritzker family, who own the hotel chain. (Credit: CBS)

Hyatt Hotel Union Blasts Pritzker Family For Property Tax Appeals

Union workers locked in a two-year contract dispute with Hyatt Hotels accused the Pritzker family who owns the hotel chain paying too little in property taxes, an allegation the hotel chain called “deeply offensive.”

WBBM Newsradio–03/01/2012

Hyatt Protest

Workers: Hyatt Is Threatening To Cut Off Our Health Care

Hyatt hotel workers rallied outside company headquarters downtown Wednesday to protest what they see as threats to cut off health care.

WBBM Newsradio–12/01/2011

Chicago Public Schools

School Support Staff Stand With Teachers On Longer School Day

Unions representing support staff at the Chicago Public Schools are speaking out in support of teachers on the issue of a longer school day.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Hyatt Protest

Hyatt Hotel Workers Begin Weeklong Strike

Hyatt Hotel workers are on strike in four cities, including Chicago.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Hyatt Protest

Complaint: Picketing Hyatt Workers Were ‘Assaulted’ With Heat Lamps

The union representing workers at the Park Hyatt Hotel has filed charges with federal labor authorities, after the wintertime heat lamps were turned on during a picket in the midst of the heat wave last week.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Hilton Chicago

Hilton Hotel, Unions Reach Agreement

UNITE HERE Local 1 and Hilton Worldwide have reached a labor agreement in Chicago covering 1,600 workers at the Drake, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Hilton and Hilton O’Hare.

03/07/2011