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Strike details coming soon at O’Hare

Posted by wlpo on November 21, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) – Thanksgiving holiday air travelers will soon learn when hundreds of workers plan to strike this week at O’Hare International Airport.

Service Employees International Union officials will announce the date of their strike during a news conference Monday. About 500 workers committed to a strike after a vote last week.

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.

The Chicago Department of Aviation has said it doesn’t anticipate any disruption in service.

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