An indefinite strike launched by thousands of hotel workers in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday, September 7, continues as of Tuesday, September 25, with no indication of when the work stoppage may end. As of Tuesday, 17 hotels are affected by the strike (full list here). Although affected hotels remain operational, some disruptions have been reported, including closed restaurants, long lines at check-in, and unmade rooms. Continuing demonstrations are possible in the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected near all demonstration sites.
Unite Here Local 1, the union which represents the hotel workers, opened negotiations with 30 hotels in Chicago after contracts expired on August 31. Workers are demanding wage increases and year-round health insurance.
Individuals present in Chicago are advised to avoid demonstrations as a precaution and allow for additional time to reach their destinations during the strikes.
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