Chicago’s Hyatt workers authorize strike

NYHTC — August 23, 2010

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.