iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Americans around the country are getting ready for Thanksgiving, airport workers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have announced they will hold off a strike until after the Thanksgiving weekend, which may calm some of the concerns of travelers.
As many as 2,000 contracted airport workers, including baggage handlers, janitors and wheelchair attendants, had threatened to strike in Chicago, raising concerns of airline companies about the high travel volume over the next several days. The workers are demanding safer working conditions and a $15 minimum wage.
But airline representatives tell ABC News’ David Kerley they are prepared for any potential strike. The companies plan to bring in non-union workers to counter potential delays.
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