Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Congress Hotel Strike 6th Anniversary

I was unable to stay long, but June 15th was the 6th anniversary of the Congress Hotel Strike. Denied decent health care and denied wages that match other downtown Chicago hotels, the members of UNITE/HERE Local 1 at the Congress Hotel on Michigan Ave in Chicago went on strike in 2003. Below are a few videos and pictures I took.

The strikers form a picket line outside the hotel everyday. So feel free to stop by and support them, by walking the picket line with them, handing out fliers, or even bringing them some food. This strike needs to be supported by the community. Obama walked the picket line as a presidential candidate and promised to return as president. Hopefully he will follow through on that promise.

The Congress Strike Website



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