Congress Plaza Hotel Workers Strike 8th Anniversary Chicago, Illinois, June, 2011 (63 images)

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These images were made at the Congress Plaza Hotel on South Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. The hotel workers, who are mostly unionized and Hispanic, have been on strike for over eight years for better wages and working conditions. Most hotel workers receive about $15.00 an hour pay; but the Congress Plaza offers only $8.83 an hour. Difficult to support a family on a wage that low.
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