MAYOR GARCETTI JOINS AIRPORT WORKERS AND BUSINESSES TO ANNOUNCE CONTRACT AGREEMENT AT LAX
July 1, 2014
LOS ANGELES– Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today joined employers and workers at LAX to announce a new labor contract agreement that avoids a dispute that could have impacted travel over the 4th of July weekend and airport operations that drive the city's multi-billion dollar trade and tourism economy. Mayor Garcetti's office joined the negotiations to help achieve the agreement.
“I’m pleased to see airport workers and contractors coming together in a way that improves jobs and passenger services at LAX,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This agreement matches my vision for an LAX that remains a competitive economic engine that gets passengers where they need to go efficiently and safely and improves the lives of workers who drive it forward."
A first in the nation, the contract establishes a training fund to provide emergency response training for LAX service workers, a key step toward promoting airport safety and security.
The contract covers nearly 2,500 service workers including cabin cleaners, wheel-chair attendants, baggage handlers and cargo workers at LAX. The three-year agreement includes wage increases, protects paid family healthcare benefits and maintains sick days, vacation time, and other benefits.