Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hyatt UNITE HERE! Protests in Chicago Photo in "Labour Start" Contest.

[About the American Library Association and the Hyatt in Boston for Midwinter 2010 see Radical Reference.]

For the second year in a row, LabourStart is sponsoring the
*Labour Photo of the Year* competition.

This year, we had nearly double the number of submissions of
photos. Our panel of judges have picked a short-list of five official
nominees. All five are outstanding photos and starting today, you can help
choose which one of them becomes the Labour Photo of the Year.

You can see the five photos and cast your vote here.

The photos shown on that page are just tiny thumbnails. Click on
each image to see the full-size photo as well as read text about it. This
opens in a separate window or tab. Voting ends on *October 31st*. We'll announce the winner the following day.

September 24, 2009
Unite Here and supporters participate in civil disobedience in Chicago, IL. They lock arms in front of the Park Hyatt Chicago, and more than 185 are arrested.

Nearly 300 UNITE HERE members protesting demands from major hotels in Chicago and San Francisco for cutbacks, and the firing of 100 housekeepers in Boston, were arrested in peaceful civil disobedience demonstrations in recent days.

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