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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, August 18

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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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