UNITE HERE Local 1 Backs Brad Schneider in IL-10

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Latest Labor Union to Throw Support behind Schneider

 NORTHBROOK, IL–Today, Democrat Brad Schneider announced the support of UNITE HERE Local 1.

 “I’m honored to have the support of UNITE HERE Local 1,” said Schneider. “Hospitality workers are the backbone of Illinois’s tourism industry and I will always advocate for working men and women in Congress. We must work to increase the minimum wage and expand our middle class, these are critical issues I will always be out front on.”

“UNITE HERE Local 1 is proud to endorse Brad Schneider,” said Local 1 President Karen Kent. “We are looking forward to collaborating with Brad on continuing to raise standards for Chicago area hospitality workers.”

The endorsement from UNITE HERE Local 1 comes on the heels of a poll showing Schneider with a commanding lead ahead of his primary opponent, adding to his growing momentum going into the final stretch of the primary. His leadership has also been recognized by endorsements from the Daily Herald, Secretary of State Jesse White, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sierra Club, and the unanimous support of the Illinois AFL-CIO. You can see the full list of endorsements here.

UNITE HERE Local 1 represents more than 15,000 hospitality workers in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Local 1 members are the heart of Chicago’s hospitality industry, working in area hotels, Chicago’s major airports, restaurants, school cafeterias, stadiums, convention centers like McCormick Place and Navy Pier, and casinos in Northwest Indiana and suburban Chicago. UNITE HERE Local 1 members are housekeepers, lunchroom attendants, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, servers, and dishwashers. Local 1 is an affiliate of UNITE HERE, which represents approximately 300,000 hotel, food service, and gaming workers throughout the United States and Canada.

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