Strike Lingers At One Chicago Hotel

Steve Miller
November 08, 2018 - 3:49 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago hotel workers strike that started in early September is long since over -- except for one hotel in Streeterville.

For almost nine weeks, about three dozen workers at the Cambria Hotel have been walking the picket line.

Bellman Quentin Hatchett has gotten hoarse from chanting.

"It's been rough. But we're pulling together,” he said Thursday.

For the past four weeks, the Cambria workers have been the last holdouts.  Everybody else has settled.

"We do feel a little bit on our own because we're the only ones left.  So it's taken a little bit of energy to persevere, you know?"

Hatchett is thinking positive.

"I know that whatever happens we're going to win.  Whether it's tomorrow, next week or a couple of weeks."

Negotiations were going on today (Thursday).

WBBM has tried to reach the company that owns the Cambria Hotel.

The Congress Hotel strike ended in 2012 after 10 years. It was believed to be the longest hotel strike in the world.