Airport Services

500 O'Hare International Airport workers vote to strike next week

O'Hare workers plan strike for November 29th

More than 500 O'Hare International Airport non-unionized workers will strike on Tuesday, November 29, the group said on Monday.

The group planning to strike includes O'Hare baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors, and wheelchair attendants that serve United and American Airlines. Although they are not unionized, they have the support of the Service Employees International Union. They decided to hold their strike after Thanksgiving weekend to allow people to travel and be with their families.

"We respect families traveling to be together, and that is why we're holding off our strike until after the Thanksgiving holiday," Raquel Brito said on behalf of the group.

More than a million passengers are expected to travel through Chicago's O'Hare airport during the holiday weekend. The workers are employed by three main contractors: Prospect Airport Services, Scrub and Air Serv.