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LOCAL: LABOR: Community support, empowered workers drive union victory


Seven thousand Chicago hotel workers approved an historic contract last week that provides more than 11.5% in wage increases per year and cuts health premiums by more than half. Workers and supporters say two key dynamics strong community support and a newly empowered rank and file drove home the victory. Chris Geovanis of Chicago Indymedia reports.

Click here to listen to Pacifica's Free Speech Radio News coverage of Local 1's victory.

Click here to listen Chicago Indymedia reporter Chris Kaihatsu's audio report.

 

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