O'Hare workers, aldermen protest treatment of airport personnel

Lines at O'Hare International Airport could be a little longer than usual Thursday as airport workers are striking to protest unfair labor practices.

The striking workers were joined by Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) and Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) to fight for higher wages, lower turnover and sufficient on-the-job training.

Nearly 100 baggage handlers, custodians, cabin cleaners, security officers and wheelchair attendants are expected to participate in the 24-hour strike Thursday.

The strike was initially slated for March 22, the day of the Brussels attacks. It was postponed out of respect for the victims and workers participated in a vigil instead.