Green Festival Speakers

Claire Tinley


Claire Tinley is a researcher focusing on the food service industry with UNITE HERE Local 1, the labor union that represents about 16,000 hotel, food service, and casino workers throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana. UNITE HERE represents the food service workers within Chicago institutions such as Wrigley Field, Chicago Public Schools, O’Hare airport, and United Center. Part of Claire’s work is dedicated to Real Food Real Jobs, a project of UNITE HERE, which supports food service workers as they advocate for justice on the job and within our food system. Based in Chicago and an avid home-cook, she supports the city’s many farmers markets and believes Chicago has great potential to be a leader in instituting justice for workers at all stages of our food system.