Monday, September 7, 2009

6,000 hotel workers at 30 Chicago hotels in major contract fight…

On Monday, August 31st, the union contract for 6,000 hotel workers in Chicago expired. Now hotel workers from 30 Chicago area hotels, all members of UNITE-HERE Local 1, are engaged in a major contract battle with billionaire hotel chains that are trying to use the current economic crisis to demand major concessions in work rules, work hours, wages and health care benefits.

Listen to the 9-7-09 episode of Labor Express Radio for more on the situation…

http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressFor9-7-09

Below are some documents provide by UNITE-HERE that detail the reality of the enormous profits generated by the major hotel chains at the expense of the lives and health of their employees…

http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/AboutUniteHereLocal1.pdf

http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/ContractExpirationPressRelease.pdf

http://www.laborexpress.org/PDFs/Hotel_Industry_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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