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Update: NO Labor Day Weekend Strike at LAX (Bag Handlers, Security, Etc.)

August 29, 2008 | Posted in: News

UPDATE: The strike is over — LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has brokered a 3 week “cooling off” period

EARLIER: If your Labor Day travel plans include Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you might be in for a spot of inconvenience.

Several hundred airline service workers of the Service Employees International Union (Local 1877) — which includes baggage handlers, skycaps, aircraft cabin cleaners, security personnel and the people who push wheelchair-bound passengers went on strike yesterday.

The affected terminals include the Tom Bradley International Terminal and terminals serving American, United, Southwest and Northwest airlines.

As of now, there is nothing about the strike on the airport’s website, and the LA Times reports that contract employees and execs are filling in for the striking employees.

“Airline and airport officials said the strike had not disrupted operations or delayed flights, but they cautioned travelers to arrive at the airport two hours before their departures for domestic flights and three hours early for international flights.” — Airport, airline officials, Los Angeles Times

The striking workers are seeking a wage increase and health benefits.

2 Responses to “Update: NO Labor Day Weekend Strike at LAX (Bag Handlers, Security, Etc.)”

  1. bryan SFO says:

    Good luck, SEIU!!

  2. tired traveler says:

    about time! these airline need to stop before travel becomes intolerable; we should thank these employees for drawing the line for us all

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