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.
This much you already know: Political campaigns can be costly. And that's especially true for one candidate who ran for Chicago alderman last year.John Garrido lost after getting knocked around by negative ads.
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.