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About Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons is a research analyst for UNITE HERE Local 1, a labour union that represents more than 15,000 hospitality workers in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. UNITE HERE Local 1 union members are the heart of Chicago’s hospitality industry, working in hotels, airports, restaurants, school cafeterias, stadiums, convention centers like McCormick Place and Navy Pier, and casinos in Northwest Indiana. UNITE HERE Local 1 is an affiliate of UNITE HERE, which represents 270,000 working people across Canada and the United States.

Articles by Sarah Lyons

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“Hands Off Pants On”: time to end gender-based abuse in the hotel industry

Too many women in Chicago’s hospitality industry are experiencing gender-based abuse at work – and women are speaking out to change that.

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