Rauner has made stopping what he calls the "chokehold" that special interests have on Illinois state government a key part of his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.
There were at least five major events in the annals of labor history in the U.S. that occurred on June 27.
Dozens of Hyatt workers and community supporters packed the City Council chambers on Monday to speak in favor of a resolution.
Hyatt fired housekeepers, replacing them with out-of-state minimum-wage temps. Unite Here has called a boycott of Hyatt.
Saying Hyatt Hotel magnate Penny Pritzker destroys jobs, Unite Here members crowded into the back of a Senate hearing room to show the union opposes her nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Unite Here Local 19, which sponsored the protest, has been struggling for union recognition at the Hyatt Santa Clara for four years.
Housekeepers will convene here tonight to nominate one of their own to sit on the hotel's board of directors.
In a landmark settlementwith implications for all Hyatt workers, the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf hotel has withdrawn its appeal of citations related to housekeeper injuries.
A global boycott of Hyatt hotels was launched today at a press conference.