Strike Ends At 2 More Hotels; Others Remain On Picket Lines

Michele Fiore
September 23, 2018 - 1:24 pm
Hotel workers strike for year-round benefits.

WBBM Newsradio/Michele Fiore


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Two more downtown hotels have come to an agreement with their striking workers.

Union officials have not disclosed the latest contract details. Meanwhile, the strike continues outside the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and at 16 other upscale hotels. Housekeeper Christina Denton is on the picket lines.

“Our goal is to strive for the best,” she said. “We see that they accomplished their goals, so now we got to work hard to accomplish ours.”

Unite Here Local One represents some 6,000 doormen, cooks, servers and housekeepers. Striking workers want year-round health care to be secured, because it's common for workers to get laid off during slow travel months.