Unionized Workers at ORD Ratify First Collective Bargaining Agreements

July 18, 2019

After nearly four years of fighting for higher wages and better working conditions at Chicago’s airports, recently unionized baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants and other low-wage airport workers have their first collective bargaining agreements.

Some 2,200 workers at O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport overwhelmingly ratified three-year contracts with airline subcontractors Prospect Airport Services and Scrub that provide for bigger annual raises, more affordable health insurance, a grievance process, vacation time and time-and-a-half pay on five additional holidays, said Izabela Miltko-Ivkovich, spokeswoman for the Service Employees International Union Local 1.

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