As part of the national Hotel Workers Rising campaign taking place in around 15 states, workers at The Hilton Hawaiian village voted to allow a strike if contract negotiations break down. Unite Here represents around 1,400 employees at the hotel. Workers have been working without a contract since June, and a spokesmen said that the workers are not willing to allow the hotel to harm families. A spokesman for the hotel said that he thought the vote was a publicity stunt, and did not think that the workers would actually strike, though workers said that they were serious about the vote. Workers at hotels in Chicago and San Fransisco have also taken strike votes, with Chicago workers overwhelmingly voting for a strike.