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[IN] AIR TRN

[SU] AVO LBR

TO LABOR, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:

Fallen LAX Worker Remembered at Airports Around the Country

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is

being released by SEIU United Service Workers West:

Airport workers around the country will remember fallen LAX baggage

worker, Cesar Augusto Valenzuela on Sunday, the day of his funeral.

Cesar died on February 21st while working for Menzies Aviation at

LAX. Police and CalOSHA authorities are still trying to piece

together the facts, but reports say that Cesar was thrown from the

baggage vehicle he was driving and struck by a cart. Menzies was

recently fined $95,000 by CalOSHA for unsafe practices, including the

type of safety violations that can cause serious harm or death.

As detailed in a recent UC Berkeley study, outsourcing in the airline

industry is undermining what once were middle class jobs that could

support a family. The trend has also led to an environment where

contractors, allowed to operate with very little oversight, can ignore

measures intended to keep workers and passengers safe.

On Sunday, airport workers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland,

Seattle, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale will take

time to honor Cesar's life by talking to co-workers and passengers

about the need for good, safe jobs in America's airports.

SOURCE SEIU United Service Workers West

-0- 03/07/2014

/CONTACT: Jacob Hay, 310-855-2640

CO: SEIU United Service Workers West

ST: California

IN: AIR TRN

SU: AVO LBR

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