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O’Hare restaurant workers vote to strike, but timing of a walkout is unclear

O’Hare restaurant workers vote to strike, but timing of a walkout is unclear

Workers at O’Hare International Airport’s restaurants, bars and coffee shops voted Thursday to strike in an effort to secure higher wages and more affordable health insurance, but as of late Friday union officials wouldn’t say when — or if — such a strike would actually occur.

The vote was 84 percent in favor of the strike, according to union spokesman Noah Carson-Nelson. The union declined to offer the number of votes cast.

It was not immediately clear how a strike — should one occur — would affect food operations. HMSHost, the contractor that operates all of the airport’s dining venues, said in a statement that the eateries would remain staffed even if a strike...

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