Workers Ratify Contract with 7 Chicago Hotels; Strike Drags on at 19 More

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Hotel workers on strike chant, “no contract, no peace!” during a rally across from The Drake Hotel. | Max Herman/For the Sun-Times

Reprinted from The Chicago Sun-Times bMitchell Armentrout on September 20, 2018.

After nearly two weeks on the picket line, workers at seven downtown Marriott hotels are set to return to the job after ratifying a new contract on Thursday.

Employees at 19 other hotels remain on strike, as they have since September 7.

“On behalf of striking members of Unite Here Local 1, we wish to thank the members of the Chicago Building Trades, the Teamsters, the Elevator Constructors, and the Chicago Federation of Labor for honoring our picket lines,” union president Karen Kent said in a statement.

Marriott officials could not immediately be reached for comment. …

Chicago Sun-Times 9/20

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