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O’Hare workers to strike on Tuesday — nationwide ‘Day of Disruption’

Travellers walk down a concourse at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois on May 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

Travellers walk down a concourse at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois on May 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

CHICAGO — Organizers of a Nov. 29 nationwide day of protests by hourly workers say a planned strike at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago is only a part of their push for a $15 hourly wage and union rights.

In a news release, organizers say thousands of workers plan to walk off the job at McDonald’s restaurants and other fast-food spots in more than 340 cities. The planned “Day of Disruption” marks the fourth anniversary of the first protests at McDonald’s restaurants in New York.

The Service Employees International Union Local 1 said Monday that hundreds of workers will strike that day at O’Hare, one of the nation’s busiest airports.

O’Hare is the only airport where workers plan to strike, though organizers are planning protests at other airports.

The Chicago Department of Aviation says it doesn’t anticipate any disruption in service.

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2 comments

  • Brian Hintz

    I don’t even go to McDonalds anymore because they screwed up my orders so much. After a couple of times I realized I better check my order before I left the parking lot, after a while I stopped going, their food was always bottom of the barrel. I ONLY WENT THERE BECAUSE THEY HAD a PLAY CENTER & HAPPY MEALS. THEY SHOULD BE PAID $15 PER HOUR FOR LAZINESS AND INCOMPETENCE?