SEIU President Talks Service Economy And Trump

Airport Workers and SEIU President Tom Balanoff
SEIU President Tom Balanoff with O’Hare Airport workers and several Chicago aldermen announcing the filing of a complaint alleging wage theft from companies doing business with the city. The union filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor and Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ
Airport Workers and SEIU President Tom Balanoff
SEIU President Tom Balanoff with O’Hare Airport workers and several Chicago aldermen announcing the filing of a complaint alleging wage theft from companies doing business with the city. The union filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor and Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ

SEIU President Talks Service Economy And Trump

What do fast food cooks, baggage handlers, Uber drivers and hospital workers have in common?

They’re all protesting for higher wages Tuesday in Chicago as part of the nationwide Fight for $15 campaign. The action kicks off in the early Tuesday at a McDonald’s in West Town, then moving to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in River North and finally ending at O’Hare International Airport, where hundreds of baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors, wheelchair attendants and other airport workers will strike in favor of a $15 an hour wage and union rights.

Morning Shift talks to SEIU president Mary Kay Henry about Tuesday’s strike, the impact of the four-year-old Fight for $15 movement and the future of the labor movement under a Donald Trump administration.