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UNITE HERE Local 1 has been on strike at the Congress Hotel since 2003. At odds over wage and benefit increases the union says would bring the Congress in line with other Chicago hotels, the two sides have barely budged since the strike began, and prospects for a settlement anytime soon are slim. Adam Doster at P.I. reviews the situation.

 
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