Airport Workers File Complaint To Get Promised Wages

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

Airport Workers File Complaint To Get Promised Wages

A complaint against some O’Hare airport companies alleges that workers wages are being stolen by asking employees to work off the clock or for lower pay than their job classification requires.

The Service Employees International Union is filing a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor and the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. The airport workers were joined by several city alderman who support the employees efforts.

Two companies mentioned in the complaint did not comment for the story.

WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo reports.