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.