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25 Sep 2018 | 09:01 PM UTC

US: Strike continues at 17 hotels in Chicago as of September 25 /update 2

United States of America News Alert

Strike continues at 17 hotels in Chicago as of September 25; associated demonstrations and disruptions expected in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Chicago

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Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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