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  •  Delaying traverlers (3+ / 0-)
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    on the bussiest travel day of the year isn't the best way to get the public on your side......

    A huge labor march is expected to snarl traffic around Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, just as passengers are arriving and departing for Thanksgiving trips.

    The day before Thanksgiving is typically one of the busiest of the year at LAX.

    People are being advised to arrive at terminals two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Police said the labor demonstration by the Service Employees Union is expected to last from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Passengers arriving during this five-hour period are advised to add an additional 90 minutes to their planned drive time," the LAPD said in a statement.

    The union, which represents LAX workers, said in a statement that an airport contractor is violating the city's living-wage ordinance and has eliminated affordable healthcare for more than 400 workers.

    Union supporters said they were expecting more than 1,000 protesters.

    The protest is expected to clog airport entrances on westbound Century Boulevard and northbound Sepulveda Boulevard north of the Sepulveda Tunnel.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 08:50:24 AM PST

    •  Demonstrators arrested by LAPD (1+ / 0-)
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      I just heard on the radio that the demonstrators who were blocking streets leading to LAX have been arrested and that the LAPD expects traffic to return to normal (busy and crowded on Thanksgiving eve) in the next hour.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 02:36:50 PM PST

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    •  In this case, Union is helping the Koch Brothers (2+ / 0-)
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      for free.

      Annoying people who are already annoyed never wins supporters.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 03:27:28 PM PST

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