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LAX Workers' Minimum Wage Rises to $15/Hour

The three-year contract include cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers and cargo workers.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Los Angeles International Airport workers agreed to a three-year labor contract that will raise wages to $15 per hour, union officials said today.

The 2,500 workers covered by the contract include cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers and cargo workers employed by contractors to airlines at LAX, officials of the SEIU United Service Workers West said.

The companies include Gateway, G2, Airserv, ATS and World Service West. They have contracts with American, Delta, United, Southwest and several international airlines.

The contract also includes measures to protect paid family healthcare benefits and "avoids cutbacks to sick days, vacation time and other benefits," union spokesman Jacob Hay said.

The contract sets up a training fund to "provide emergency response training for LAX service workers, a key step towards promoting airport safety and security," he said.

Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to discuss the agreement with union officials at a news conference.


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