CHICAGO (AP) —
Hundreds of O'Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on
strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
the Service Employees International Union Local 1 said Thursday that about
500 workers have committed to strike. Union spokeswoman Izabela
Miltko-Ivkovich says the strike "will definitely take place in the coming
days," though she didn't specify which day it will start.
immediately clear how such a strike would affect operations at O'Hare,
which is one of the nation's busiest airports. Auto club AAA predicts it
will be an especially busy Thanksgiving weekend of traveling.
The workers who
plan to strike include baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors and
wheelchair attendants. They are seeking a $15 wage.