Thousands of hotel workers go on strike in downtown Chicago

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In a bid for increased year-round health care benefits, thousands of workers have gone on strike at 25 downtown hotels, dealing a potential blow to downtown business as the summer travel season winds down.

Housekeepers, servers, cooks and doormen hit the picket line early Friday at a list of swanky hotels including the Hyatt Regency, JW Marriott and the Sheraton Grand Chicago — and five more hotels could join the work stoppage “at any moment,” a spokeswoman for Unite Here Local 1 said Friday evening.

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