Washington Post: A millionaire, a hotel maid and an arrest after the inauguration for sex abuse

"In November, voters in Seattle approved a measure providing hotel workers with panic buttons and other protections. And in Chicago, the city council is considering a measure that would require panic buttons. “These women deal with a constant fear when they work by themselves,” said Alderman Michelle Harris, the ordinance’s sponsor. “Will they be next?” "

Circa News: Hotels in Chicago have a sexual harassment problem. A button could be the solution.

"[This is] fabulous," Leiva said about the proposed ordinance. "If I work, it's because of my kids. This is something that benefits us, our kids and those coming after us."

Univision: Presentarán en Chicago ordenanza para proteger a empleados de hoteles contra agresiones sexuales por parte de clientes

"Una propuesta de la iniciativa de la concejal Michelle Harris es poner botones de pánico en los cuartos para que las camareras se comuniquen con agentes de seguridad."

DNA Info: Panic Buttons Could Protect Hotel Workers From Assault, Ald. Harris Says

"A proposed law would require Chicago hotels to give their workers a panic button in an effort to protect them from being sexually assaulted or harassed by guests. Introduced by 8th Ward Ald. Michelle Harris (8th), the measure has the support of the Chicago Federation of Labor, whose representatives said at a City Hall news conference Tuesday that they frequently receive complaints from hotel workers who say they have been forced to endure sexual misconduct at work."

CBS Chicago: Ordinance Aims To Protect Female Hotel Employees From Sexual Harassment

"Ald. Michelle Harris is sponsoring an ordinance that would require hotels to have anti-sexual harassment and assault policies and give female housekeepers working solo a panic button that summons help. A woman named Estella, a housekeeper in a downtown hotel, said she has had male guests sexually expose themselves to her twice in the last three months."

SunTimes: Hotels urged to combat sexual harassment against female employees

"A veteran hotel housekeeper on Tuesday told a harrowing story of sexual harassment on the job to make the case for mandatory safety measures to protect hotel workers and end what advocates call the “sisterhood of silence.”

Abc7: Panic button ordinance proposed to protect Chicago hotel workers

"The workers who spoke to ABC 7 hope a proposed Chicago ordinance that is being introduced Wednesday will allow for some type of panic button to get help quickly if need be. "We need something. Something else. Something fast," Esthela said."


"In Chicago, Nalls would like to see repeat harassers barred from casinos, which are known for banning people accused of cheating at the gaming tables. If a guest “stole from the casino, they wouldn’t let him come back,” Nalls said. “So, if he steals my dignity, why should he be allowed to come back?” "

Univision Chicago: Trabajando en el infierno- las dificultades de ser un trabajador inmigrante

"En la cuarta entrega de este reportaje especial, Adriana Cardona entrevista a tres hispanas que han sido víctimas de acoso sexual en su trabajo y que ahora luchan para proteger a otras mujeres."

Ms. Magazine: UNITE HERE Takes On Sexual Harassment in Chicago’s Hospitality Industry

"When UNITE HERE Local 1 in Chicago heard the story of a young server being sexually harassed by a male guest while working at a local casino, the labor union took action. Local 1 conducted a survey of nearly 500 women working as housekeepers, bartenders and servers within the state’s hospitality industry—then compiled and analyzed their findings and laid out policy recommendations in a new report entitled “Hands Off Pants On.” "