CHICAGO — Hundreds of O'Hare Airport workers say they will wait until next week to begin a strike. The workers say they do not want to upset Thanksgiving holiday travelers by disrupting the airport during that busy travel time.
So they will not start their walkout until Tuesday, November 29.
The workers include airplane cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, janitors and wheelchair attendants. They are seeking a $15 hourly wage and better work conditions.
The workers say they do not get health insurance and most are paid around $10-11 an hour right now.
They plan to picket outside the airport and walk through the terminals.
The workers are subcontracted non-union employees, but they are being organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)n Local 1.