Chicago is facing its first citywide hotel strike since 1903


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/14/that-toddlin-town.html


#2

Can confirm. The nearest picket line to me is at the W Hotel. It’s been there for a week now, and it’s a very noisy picket line, but that’s a good thing & I love them.

ETA: I wish I could upload an audio file for you all. IThey are banging pots and pans, they have airhorns, they have good chanting (people always underestimate the importance of a good, coherent, well-designed chant IMO). Passing cars will honk their horns. A few minutes ago, a motorcycle stopped at the stoplight was revving in rhythm with the protesters. The sonic qualities of protest really are a phenomenon to behold.


#3

I hope the strikers get what they need.


#4

I imagine that if anything makes Orange’s blood boil, this is it.


#5

Fuck yeah solidarity.


#6

It’s about time. Maybe unions will start to gain in popularity again among workers. If they aren’t outlawed by drumpf & co.