O’Hare baggage handlers, custodians strike; no service disruptions reported

Strike1O’Hare International Airport workers went on strike Thursday as part of a national action to protest what they say are low wages, inadequate safety training and retaliation for organizing.

Nearly 100 baggage handlers, custodians, cabin cleaners, security officers and wheelchair attendants walked off the job at O’Hare, joining their peers at eight other airports across the country participating in 24-hour strikes, said Izabela Miltko, spokesperson for the Service Employees International Union Local 1.

The strikes were originally planned for March 22, the day of the terrorist attacks on an airport and train station in Brussels. They were postponed out of respect for the victims, Miltko said.

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