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In brief for Sept. 6, 2006

Hilton, Chicago union announce pact Beverly Hills, Calif.-based hotel giant Hilton and the union representing four major Chicago hotels including the Drake and Palmer House announced last week that the two sides had reached a tentative agreement covering 2,300 employees. The contract--which includes pay, pension and health-care provisions--runs for a six-year term ...

Hello, goodbye for Beatles charity Former Beatle Paul McCartney has reportedly canceled a fundraising gala for the charity Adopt-a-Minefield set for Oct. 11 in Los Angeles due to his pending divorce from Heather Mills McCartney. Mills McCartney helped found the group, which had also been championed by the late Princess Diana ...

Hyatts in Chicago reach labor accord On Monday, Unite Here Locals 1 and 450 announced a tentative agreement with Hyatt in Chicago covering 1,900 workers at four area hotels--the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Park Hyatt Chicago. “We are very pleased to reach this agreement with Hyatt," said Local 1 President Henry Tamarin. "We’re proud that one of the world’s largest hotel companies has its global headquarters here in Chicago. However, we remain deeply concerned about more than 2,000 union brothers and sisters who have been working without contracts in five Hyatts in San Francisco, Honolulu and Monterey, California.” Hyatt has been engaged in a labor dispute in San Francisco since the fall of 2004.

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