DAVID SCHAPER, BYLINE: It’s not the airline’s passengers who are fed up with United. These are employees – baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants and others picketing across the street from the massive Willis Tower, downtown Chicago, where United is headquartered. These low-wage workers are not employed by United but by companies contracted with the airline. Raquel Brito says she and the others are not sharing in United’s recent surge in profits.
RAQUEL BRITO: We just need a living wage so we can pay our bills and put food on the table for our family.
Read the full interview over at NPR and listen to the interview with Raquel Brito, O’Hare Airport worker, below!