O'Hare workers say they were unjustly fired

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago city leaders and union members rallied Monday for two former security officers who say they were fired for speaking out about poor working conditions.

The two women worked security at O'Hare International Airport.

They said that they were unjustly fired after talking to the media during a labor strike last month.

On Monday, the women and some city aldermen asked Chicago's Department of Aviation commissioner to give them their jobs back.

"I was fired because I stood up and came together with my coworkers for a living wage, I have to buy food, pay the bills for my family," one of the workers said.

The aviation department said they do not intervene in personnel matters of private companies that do business at the city's airports, but workers do have the right to unionize.