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Chicago’s Hyatt workers authorize strike

NYHTC - August 23, 2010 Share/Save/Bookmark

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, UNITE HERE Local 1 members from the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Park Hyatt, Hyatt McCormick Place, and Hyatt O'Hare voted July 29 to authorize a strike.

The Hyatt workers and 6,500 other hotel workers in downtown Chicago have been in contract negotiations for a year. The union is demanding better health and safety standards and reasonable wage increases, while Hyatt wants to cut members' benefits.

Related Issues: Hyatt Hotel Corporation, Unite Here, UNITE HERE Local 1