CVS is back in the Chicago market.
The health care giant is investing $1 billion in the city, including its flagship store, as well as a hotel and condominium complex in the Loop.
It’s also expanding the number of hotel rooms it offers in the area.
But Chicago hotel workers are worried.
The city has a reputation for being a hotel labor market hard hit by the recession and the high cost of living, but the industry has rebounded in the past few years.
Chicago’s hotels have more than doubled in occupancy, and hotel workers have seen a 3.5 percent jump in wages since the recession.
Chicago hotel managers are still struggling to stay afloat.
The hotel industry has expanded its presence and workforce since 2011, according to the Chicago Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The number of hotels has grown from 10,000 to about 22,000, but that’s only because the industry is now more heavily regulated.
That’s because hotels can’t charge for room service.
According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, Chicago hotels are not only among the top 20 metropolitan areas in terms of overall occupancy, but they’re also among the highest-paying in the country.
But as of the end of 2018, they were still not offering enough vacation time to keep up with demand.
“The industry is not sustainable, and we’re losing people at a very rapid rate,” said Stephanie Wyshak, executive director of the Illinois Hotel Workers Union.
“If we’re not there for a year, we’re going to have a very hard time making a living.”
The hotel workers union is urging the city to increase the number and quality of hotel vacation days available for hotel workers.
The union wants the city and the Illinois State Fairgrounds to offer more vacation days and make it easier for workers to take advantage of vacation time.
Wyshak said hotel workers should be allowed to take at least two weeks of paid leave for sick or family reasons.
“I think it’s important for us to give them a chance to come back and get back to work,” she said.
There are a number of reasons why hotels are struggling.
The industry’s expansion has been a boon for the hotel industry, but it also has put pressure on its employees.
According to the latest Census Bureau data, the number, earnings and job security of Chicago’s full-time hotel and resort workers have all declined over the past year.
Wysak said there’s a strong correlation between wage stagnation and stagnant attendance.
For example, a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute found that the unemployment rate for hotel and tourism workers was 10.5 per cent in March of 2018.
The rate dropped to 8.6 per cent a month later.
Wysak thinks the city should consider raising hotel wages.
She said that the city could offer paid sick and family leave, provide more paid sick leave to hotel workers, and allow them to take more vacation time when they’re sick.
She said hotel managers should be able to keep more of the cost of vacation days in the hotel.
“If you’re a hotel worker, you’re on a salary.
If you’re not, then you’re going down the drain,” she told ABC News.
We’re not a great city for a good vacation.
That means you’re less likely to be able afford a vacation and if you’re unable to afford it, you may not be able get a vacation, she said, adding that it’s a good reason for the workers to boycott the city.