by: Business Staff, Dayton.com Updated:
CHICAGO – Employees at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport announced Monday that they plan to strike on Nov. 29, according to multiple reports.
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Service Employees International Union Local 1 announced the date outside the airport Monday morning, The Associated Press reported. The workers say they want the public’s support and wouldn’t want to mess up anyone’s holiday plans.
About 500 workers committed to a strike after a vote last week. The workers are trying to organize with the union’s help. They work mainly for private contractors at the airport and include baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors, and wheelchair attendants.
The workers are seeking union rights and a $15 per hour wage.
It wasn’t immediately clear how such a strike would affect operations at O’Hare, which is one of the nation’s busiest airports. The Chicago Department of Aviation has said it doesn’t anticipate any disruption in service.