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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
/CONTACT: Jacob Hay, 310-855-2640
CO: SEIU United Service Workers West
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