CHICAGO (CBS) – Dozens of union airport workers were holding a prayer vigil outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house on Thursday, asking him to reconsider a decision to hand custodial work at O’Hare International Airport to a new company that doesn’t use union labor.
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the O’hare janitors and window washers will lose their jobs in just over two weeks, when a new contractor takes over custodial work at the airport.
The workers wanted to send a message to the mayor, on his birthday: Walk a day in our shoes.
Asked what his job has meant to him, 25-year-old Jermaine Samples said, “It’s meant the world to me so far, up until now, because it was how I provide for my family.”
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