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Congress Hotel Strike Marks Fifth Anniversary

We're still here!Hundreds of people from Chicago labor unions, social justice groups, and religious communities all gathered in front of the Congress Hotel in downtown Chicago on June 12, 2008.

They expressed their solidarity with UNITE HERE Local 1, the labor union local which marked the fifth anniversary of their strike against hotel owners who froze employee wages and cut employee benefits.

The strike, which began on Father's Day 2003, stands as the longest-active labor strike in America.

Coverage: Press Release | Video Dispatch | Labor Beat: Congress Hotel 08

Additional Resources: Congress Hotel Strike website | Progress Illinois Coverage

Past CIMC Features: 2003 | Civil Disobedience on Labor Day | First Anniversary | Second Anniversary


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