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Labor Beat: Chicago Hilton Workers Strike

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Published on Oct 17, 2010

On Oct. 16, 2010, Chicago Hilton hotel workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 1, went on a 3 day strike to protest working without a contract. They called it a "Taxpayers Strike" to draw attention to the fact that Hilton received $180 million in bailout funds (from taxpayers like the hotel workers) while trying to impoverish and overwork their employees. Similar actions are taking place at Hilton hotels in San Francisco and Honolulu. Scenes and interviews. Length - 3:55. 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"

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