The dispute led to a global boycott. It came up after Penny Pritzker’s nomination as commerce secretary. At one point, Hyatt turned heat lamps on Chicago pickets as summer temperatures neared triple digits. Now it could all be over.
Union contracts with Chicago-area Hilton hotels could pressure other hospitality chains to follow suit.
Members of the union UNITE HERE on Friday ratified four-year agreements covering 1,600 Chicago-area workers at the Drake, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Hilton and Hilton O’Hare.