Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn has called for the Board of Airport Commissioners to expand its current use of “project labor agreements” to cover all future capital improvements at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates LAX, currently has a project labor agreement that covers only capital improvements at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

A labor agreement, which is a comprehensive pre-hire collective bargaining agreement, will ensure a no-strike/no-lockout agreement, along with standardized work rules, a uniform dispute resolution mechanism, a training and apprenticeship program and a requirement for all project contractors to pay prevailing wages and benefits, city officials said.

“We are in the midst of a long-overdue modernization of LAX,” said Hahn. “This type of an agreement will protect both the workers and the airport by ensuring good jobs and also preventing costly and detrimental work stoppages.

“It will ensure that the working men and women of Los Angeles will benefit from the huge investment we are making at LAX.”

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