CHICAGO (CBS) — Many non-union workers at O’Hare International Airport rallied at the airport Thursday morning, amid a one-day strike, but many more workers stayed on the job while their colleagues marched through Terminal 3 and picketed outside.
Some baggage handlers, security officers, wheelchair attendants, janitors, and cabin cleaners began their strike at 10 p.m. Wednesday, but some others went about work as usual.
The striking workers said they deserve better pay and benefits. They’re seeking a $15 hourly wage.
Baggage handler Philip Newman said he’s fighting for something he believes in.
“You’re basically spending all your money on rent, so now you’re just trying to find a way to feed yourself. It’s either feeding or being homeless, so which one would you choose?” he said.