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Monday, July 16, 2007

Obama to walk Chicago picket line today

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama is expected to walk a picket line in Chicago today. His campaign has not yet released details, but his schedule has him in Chicago all day Monday. He also said this on Friday to the Las Vegas Sun: "Next week I’ll be walking a picket line in front of (Chicago's) Congress Hotel. That’s been the longest running fight for [the union organization] Unite Here across the country. It’s been going on there for four years. I’ve walked the picket line there before and I’ll do it again."

Last month marked the fourth anniversary of the strike at South Michigan Avenue property, where housekeepers, dishwashers, bartenders and other employees are engaged in one of the longest-running ongoing strikes in the nation.