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With Friends Like These….Congress Hotel Workers End Strike After 10 Years

CBS 2 Chicago 30 May 2013 One Comment

Strikers at the Congress Hotel unconditionally offered to go back to work with no increase in wages or benefits after a mind-numbing 10 year strike.



Here is noted advocate of labor and working people, Barack Obama offering his support in 2003

“I just want everybody here to know that as long as I am a U.S. Senator, and when I am President of the United States, you are going to have a friend in the White House who believes in making sure that workers can organize a union … who believes in a decent day’s pay for a decent day’s work, who believes in strong pension benefits, who believes in making sure that those people who are in Washington aren’t just looking after the fat cats and the special interests and the lobbyists, but are looking after you and a partner with you,”

image Gold Room at the Congress Plaza Hotel

One Comment »

  • Bessie said:

    Reminds me of the Seifeld episode when Kramer got called back to the bagel shop..

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