10 Years After Striking, Chicago Hotel Workers are Back

CHICAGO (AP) _ Workers at a downtown Chicago hotel are making an
“unconditional” offer to return to work after spending nearly a decade walking
a picket line.
Hotel attorney Peter Andjelkovich says he didn’t know the
offer was coming until union president Henry Tamarin gave him a letter Wednesday
saying that the Congress Hotel’s striking workers had decided to abandon their
 He says if the hotel accepts the deal, the workers would return under the terms
of the contract that expired a year before the June 2003 strike.
 If the union’s offer is accepted, many questions remain. That includes how many
of the 130 workers on a list of striking employees are still available to return
and how many jobs remain after the hotel hired replacement workers.