Chicago hotel strike continues, growing to 26 hotels

Hotel workers at another Chicago hotel are joining the Chicago hotel workers’ strike, as housekeepers, servers, cooks, and doormen demand better benefits.

Some visitors say hotels have scrambled to clean rooms and check in guests.  The strike has targeted large chains including Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott. The Chicago Tribune reports employees at the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile joined the strike Tuesday. Raising the number of striking hotels up to 26.

The main demand that thousands of workers from the Hyatt Regency Chicago, JW Marriott, Sheraton Grand, and Hilton Chicago, among others, are for year-round health insurance, sick days to see a doctor, and higher wages.

Tuesday marked day five of the strike. Workers say they will strike for as long as it takes to reach an agreement. Union contracts with UNITE HERE Local 1 expired on August 31.

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