O’Hare press conference this morning.
What the Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown gives, Mark Brown takes away.
Brown writes today about the one day strike this week by low-wage security officers, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors and passenger attendants.
Brown does a good job, as he often can, in describing the low pay and lousy working conditions of the people who make O’Hare run.
And why they need a union.
Brown also can’t help himself in starting the column with a snarky swipe at the CTU one-day strike set for tomorrow with actions all over the city
He contrasts the action at O’Hare with the CTU-called Day of Action by saying the strike at O’Hare may accomplish something, implying Friday’s Day of Action will not.
Brown is wrong about this.
There is more that connects the job action at O’Hare with the 4PM rally Friday at the Thompson Center than the Blue Line.
Don’t forget that the target of Friday’s Day of Action is Illinois’ failure to fund.
The fact that we don’t have a state budget must be firmly laid at the feet of Governor Rauner and his anti-union turnaround agenda.
Lousy working conditions and low pay at O’Hare and cuts to social services and schools.
It all requires a fight back.