LAX Protest Could Affect Holiday Travelers Tuesday

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Unite Here Local 11

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A planned labor protest at Los Angeles International Airport tomorrow could create some additional travel headaches for people trying to escape for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Across the nation on Tuesday, caterers with LSG Sky Chefs and its subsidiary Gate Gourmet, which contracts with American Airlines and other carriers, will stage protests calling for higher wages and improved health-care options.

Protesters plan to gather at 5 p.m. at 98th Street and Airport Boulevard, and other airport workers will stage demonstrations at LAX terminals. The two groups will then meet for a program at Century and Sepulveda boulevards.

According to the Unite Here union, the event could be the largest demonstration of workers at U.S. airports in years, with hundreds possibly taking part in LAX.

Heath Montgomery, a spokesman for LAX, said the airport is working closely with its Airport Police Department as well as the Los Angeles Police Department to monitor the situation and prevent major delays for travelers.
Montgomery said people traveling between noon and 8 p.m. Tuesday should be aware that the labor demonstration could cause some disruptions and possible temporary street closures.