UNITE HERE Local 1 represents more than 15,000 hospitality workers in the 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. We are a union of 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. UNITE HERE is among the fastest growing unions in the nation.