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Strikers at Chicago’s Congress Hotel celebrate 7th anniversary

NYHTC - June 12, 2010 Share/Save/Bookmark

According to In These Times, strikers at Chicago's Congress Plaza Hotel celebrated their 7th anniversary on the picket line on Monday. Members of Unite Here Local 1 began the strike in 2003 when management proposed a contract that would cut benefits and freeze wages or address the unsafe working conditions in the hotel. The Congress Plaza Hotel now employs so-called temporary workers who receive no pension, no benefits, and wages far below the industry standard.

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Lyderson, Kari. Come March With Us: Congress Hotel Strikers Celebrate 7th Anniversary. In These Times. June 13, 2010.

Related Issues: Chicago Congress Hotel, Unite Here, UNITE HERE Local 1