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SEIU Labor Protest Halts Traffic At LAX

A major protest by a labor union has literally caused a massive traffic jam on Wednesday afternoon at LAX.

In a statement to members of the media on Wednesday, airport officials confirmed that “passengers, visitors and workers traveling to/from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, are advised to expect vehicular traffic congestion and possible delays due to phased closures of westbound Century Boulevard between Airport and Sepulveda boulevards, and then of northbound Sepulveda Boulevard between Imperial Highway and 98th Street.”

The statement goes on to say that “this is in response to a scheduled labor demonstration by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1877.”

“Airport officials recommend in general that departing passengers arrive in their airline terminals two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. Due to the planned demonstration, passengers coming to LAX during this five-hour period are advised to add an additional 90 minutes to their planned drive time to ensure they catch departing flights on time,” airport officials stressed.

The statement also warned motorists that “while all entrances into the LAX Central Terminal Area will remain open, the phased temporary closures are expected to significantly impact traffic at two airport entrances into the Central Terminal Area: westbound Century Boulevard and northbound Sepulveda Boulevard north of the Sepulveda Tunnel.”

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