Transportation Security Officers at O’Hare airport in Chicago are fighting not only for their jobs, but to improve the safety and convenience of air travelers. Yet some Chicago Aldermen want to privatize airport security at O’Hare, which would lead to longer lines, decreased security, and workers with less pay and training. TSO’s are concerned first and foremost with the safety of travelers, while private contractors would place making a profit for their owners as their top goal.
Which is why TSA employees at O’Hare are rallied on Monday, July 25, from 10:30am – 12:30 pm in-between terminals 1 and 2.
They opposed the false solution of privatization and called for real solutions to the problems of the TSA – to hire 6,000 more TSO’s nationally, to provide increased training, to guarantee the title 5 rights of TSO’s, and to a fair labor contract.