Brown: Don’t forget the other strike

***FOR POSSIBLE FILE ART USE ON O'HARE/AMERICAN AIRLINES*** 07-26-05 Terminal 2, O'Hare Int'l Airport -  Baggage handlers unload bags from an American Airlines flight at O'Hare Int'l Airport Tuesday in Chicago. Photo by John J. Kim/Sun-Times

There’s a second one-day strike this week that differs from the one you already know about in several key ways, including that this one might actually accomplish something.

The workers who were scheduled to walk off their jobs at O’Hare Airport late Wednesday and continue through Thursday aren’t expected to cause nearly as much disruption as the teachers shutting down Chicago Public Schools on Friday.

In fact, there’s a question of whether even airport-goers will notice the strike if they don’t happen across the demonstration planned for 8 a.m. between O’Hare Terminals 2 and 3.

But for the hundreds of low-wage security officers, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors and passenger attendants expected to participate in the O’Hare job action, the effort has the potential to be a life-changer.

Read the full story over at the Chicago Sun-Times!

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