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Thousands Of LAX Workers Set For Walkout On Thanksgiving Eve
CBSLA.com) ^ | November 16, 2012 8:34 AM

Posted on 11/16/2012 12:56:08 PM PST by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Employees at Los Angeles International Airport were considering plans on Friday to walk off the job ahead on what is traditionally the busiest traveling day of the year.

A coalition of Southland labor and community leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their contract with the airport earlier this year.

Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that AVSG over 400 LAX workers without affordable family health care when it failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance.

Download: gaitan-air-strike-1116.mp3

“When people’s lives are on the line, their family members are on the line, they’re not going to be able to enjoy their Thanksgiving,” said Gross-Gaitan. “This is really a critical moment for thousands of workers.”

As many as 1,000 airport workers and union supporters are expected to march on Century Boulevard just as an estimated 1.8 million passengers are expected at travel through LAX over the holiday weekend.

SEIU workers in March staged a protest outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal, but despite some congestion, passengers were not prevented from entering the building.

This time, however, Gross-Gaitan would not dismiss the potential for severe disruptions to airport operations during the protest.

“It’s entirely possible there will be significant travel delays,” he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: jobs; layoffs; obama; obamacare
Union goons.
1 posted on 11/16/2012 12:56:14 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I use Burbank..


2 posted on 11/16/2012 12:58:32 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: BenLurkin

No Twinkies for them.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 12:58:41 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: BenLurkin

Feeling bolder and bolder under Obama’s admin...


4 posted on 11/16/2012 1:01:07 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: BenLurkin

If they choose to self destruct, I’m not going to complain.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 1:02:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Obamanation Communism File.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 1:02:05 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“I use Burbank..”

But NOT for American flights...terrible.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 1:03:05 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: BenLurkin

There are a lot of thieves working at LAX.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 1:03:05 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: BenLurkin

*”As many as 1,000 airport workers and union supporters are expected to march on Century Boulevard just as an estimated 1.8 million passengers are expected at travel through LAX over the holiday weekend.”*
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I hope a huge fault-line opens up on Century Boulevard and devours them.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 1:06:09 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: cripplecreek
Looks like they are heading down the same
path as the Hostess dummy's.
10 posted on 11/16/2012 1:06:09 PM PST by gakrak (“If you put the Fed Gov in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.”)
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To: gakrak

Unfortunately, as with Hostess, far more non union workers will lose their jobs too.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 1:09:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope those non-union folks learn a good lesson from this mess. I hope they see that unions and reelecting a loser has dire consequences. I also hope they know better than to vote for failure next time.

For any of the 14,000 non-union unemployed, if you voted for Obama then you got what you deserve.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 1:14:51 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: BenLurkin

So now we really know what the Obama meeting with Labor bosses was all about. WALK OUT NOW! Workers of the world unite! Interesting times ahead.....

Obama probably guaranteed something much like they did with Lockheed Martin.

Locally, Vectren union workers reject the latest contract. Developing....


13 posted on 11/16/2012 1:15:21 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: BenLurkin

Remind me again, how long after Hitler took over before the Unions were banned?

Five months, was it?


14 posted on 11/16/2012 1:15:21 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: BenLurkin

You beat me by 12 minutes...


15 posted on 11/16/2012 1:17:42 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: BenLurkin
SEIU workers in March staged a protest outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal, but despite some congestion, passengers were not prevented from entering the building. This time, however, Gross-Gaitan would not dismiss the potential for severe disruptions to airport operations during the protest. “It’s entirely possible there will be significant travel delays,” he said.

Trumpka was at the White Hut just the other day briefing Bambi on this little "Job Action" Elections HAVE consequences.

16 posted on 11/16/2012 1:38:56 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BenLurkin

Welcome to four more years of 0bama.. So THIS is what his first major meeting following the election was all about; Increasing Union power through intimidation by massive strikes. 0bama wastes no time on his ‘Kill mission; America’. Oh wait.. All of these strikes are just coincidence, silly me! So was the HIT on the Secret Service (sex scandal) and our top military brass (sex scandal).. ALL coincidences!


17 posted on 11/16/2012 1:43:00 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
I use Burbank..

I don’t fly if it can be avoided.

Being subjected to a warrantless search by government lackeys sticks in my craw.

18 posted on 11/16/2012 1:51:24 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t give a smelly Obama about anything happening in the New Third World.

Anyway, we should all be precautionary and stay away until the “big one” after which we can come in, clear out the remaining libs (dump them into the ocean) and enjoy the liberated statelet that will remain.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 1:57:14 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: cripplecreek
Unfortunately, as with Hostess, far more non union workers will lose their jobs too.

Probably obama voters anyhow. The unions are emboldened by his re-election. People should know...elections have consequences.

20 posted on 11/16/2012 1:57:14 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: pgkdan
Probably obama voters anyhow.

Or not but what the hell let's toss them overboard anyway, we can win without them too. /s
21 posted on 11/16/2012 2:11:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Wouldn’t Thanksgiving Eve be Weds?


22 posted on 11/16/2012 2:39:17 PM PST by Average Al
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