The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Subcontracting at O’Hare

Jul 28, 2008

Ten former O’Hare airport workers are suing Ideal Staffing Solutions because the company didn’t pay them overtime, paid less than the minimum wage, and sometimes didn’t even give out paychecks! Working for Ideal Staffing Solutions, they were leased out to different airline companies.

Ideal Staffing hired immigrant workers, in some cases gave them fake badges, and exploited their fear of the government to keep them from complaining.

The airlines benefitted from the low wages paid to these workers to keep everyone else’s wages low.

It’s why every worker needs full legal rights, no matter where they come from and how they get here.