by Michael C. Lowe | June 05, 2013

 Chicago hotel workers have ended a 10-year-long strike that began in June 2003 at the Congress Plaza Hotel over disputes involving wage cuts and other issues, according to the Associated Press. "The decision to end the Congress strike was a hard one, but it is the right time for the union and the strikers to move on," said Henry Tamarin, president of Unite Here Local 1, which represents the workers. The union offered to halt the strike "unconditionally," though if the hotel agrees to accept the offer, it is uncertain how many of the 130 striking workers would be able to return to work and how many jobs remain after the hotel hired replacements. The strike ranks among the longest in American history.