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Labor Beat: Housekeepers Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

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Published on Jun 10, 2011

As part of a nation-wide response to reported sexual assaults on hotel workers such as the alleged attack by former IMF head Strauss-Kahn on a New York hotel housekeeper, on 6/2/11 Chicago UNITE HERE Local 1 held a press conference and speak out on the steps of the historic Water Tower on Michigan Ave. Several Chicago hotel housekeepers related personal stories about sexual harassment incidents that happened to them here. "These women are union members," UNITE HERE VP Jo Marie Agriesti explained. "The women in New York who stood up to this were union members of a strong New York local. They have the ability to stand up and fight this without the threat of loosing their jobs." Produced by Labor Beat. Labor Beat is a CAN TV Community Partner. Labor Beat is a non-profit 501(c)(3) member of IBEW 1220. Views are those of the producer Labor Beat. For info: mail@laborbeat.org, www.laborbeat.org. 312-226-3330. For other Labor Beat videos, visit Google Video, YouTube, or blip.tv and search "Labor Beat". Labor Beat has regular cable slots in Chicago, Evanston, Rockford, Urbana, IL; St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ; and Rochester, NY. For more detailed information, send us a request at mail@laborbeat.org

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