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Yesterday there was a partial break in the massive hotel workers strike that’s been going on for weeks now. Marriott Hotel groups reached a deal with the hotel workers unions that, according to the Mayors office, who are overseeing negotiations, guarantee workers will receive year-round health insurance, among other concessions.
This is a major development in the strike, which has been going on for weeks now. This is also only the beginning of what needs to be addressed. Marriott only controls 7 hotels in Chicago, and no deal has been reached with the others. In fact, Hyatt and Hilton, which control 19 hotels in Chicago, are still in negotiations with the unions who continue to protest their working conditions.
Hotel workers cover a variety of jobs, from booking and check-in, to food service, to the cleaning of rooms. These workers have faced untold prejudice in the workplace - often treated by management as disposable. This strike has served as an incredible reminder to these companies that their workers are the legs on which they stand. It is a testament to the workers’ determination and unity that they have held strong these last few weeks. That so many individuals who often live paycheck to paycheck have been able to hold strong on the picket lines shows how vital their demands are and how important it is that these hotels learn to treat their labor force with respect.
So to everyone out there who care about the conditions of the folks who prepare their food, clean their rooms, book their vacations, and more, please do what you can to support these strikers. Choose not to go to hotels where these workers continue to strike - even for simple events, and when you see striking workers, show your support for them when you can. Stay safe out there! #chicagojpg#eyeinthechi#chicity_shots#artofchi#agameoftones#streetlife_award#justgoshoot#wu_chicago#igchicago#ig_brilliant#insta_chicago#igerschicago#worldunion#yourshotphotographer#your_worldcaptures#urbanexploremag#earthpix#goxplr#likechicago#chicagoshot#resist#9vaga_urban9#ig_chicagoland#affair_weekly#flippinchi#choosechicago#natgeo#metro_affair#lawyerlife#mychicagopix
Forever isn’t easy, and easy can’t last forever ... You know, all the people and companies who are trusting me as a photographer, that’s new to me. More often I’m the topic of the conversation, that’s also new to me. People ain’t believe, I always did. That’s nothing new to me. But nothing from all of this can stop me, I got to this point where I have been going and going and going for weeks. Photo shoots, edits, client work, sport, instagram. I took no time to breath.
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