ICYMI: DAGA Relocates Chicago Conference in Show of Solidarity with UNITE HERE Local 1
September 14, 2018
This week, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) was slated to hold its Fall policy conference at the JW Marriott in Chicago. After hearing that thousands of Chicago hotel housekeepers, servers, cooks and doormen went on strike, the committee worked tirelessly with UNITE HERE to ensure that Democratic AGs, candidates, and staff would not have to cross a picket-line and to show support for unions. We wanted to make sure you saw the Chicago Tribune coverage as well as the statement from UNITE HERE Local 1applauding DAGA and the Democratic AGs for standing with workers (linked here).
Here’s what you may have missed from Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz at the Chicago Tribune.
The Democratic Attorneys General Association, which was scheduled to host 200 people at the JW Marriott this week for its fall quarterly policy program, decided to move the event to show solidarity with workers who have been on strike for a week.
The JW Marriott is one of 26 unionized hotels downtown where housekeepers, doormen, cooks and other hotel employees have been protesting around-the-clock to demand year-round health insurance as they negotiate new contracts.
“Democratic AGs have a strong record of standing with unions and supporting workers,” Lizzie Ulmer, communications director for the association, said in a statement. “This week and this conference are not different to those values.”
Read the full article from the Chicago Tribune here.