Airport Workers Strike at LAX, Delays Expected

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Airport workers are participating in a May Day strike at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, protesting against what they call unfair labor practices.

The planned strike involves LAX airport workers, L.A. labor unions, community members and religious leaders.

The protesters plan to picket outside various terminals from 3 a.m. until midnight.

An estimated 1,200 demonstrators are expected to participate in a march starting at noon at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

They'll march on the north side of the Central Terminal Area, then head east from Terminal 1 onto Century Boulevard to Avion Street, where the march will end.

Century Boulevard will be closed from noon until 4 p.m. between Airport Boulevard and the LAX Central Terminal Area.

Traffic headed to LAX on westbound Century will be diverted to northbound Airport Boulevard.

The detour goes to westbound 96th street, then northbound Vicksburg Street and over the 96th Street Bridge onto the Upper/Departures and Lower/Arrivals roadways.

Traffic exiting the airport on the Upper/Departures Level roadway will be diverted onto southbound Sepulveda Boulevard.

Vehicles leaving on the Lower/Arrivals roadway will be diverted to northbound Sepulveda Boulevard.

All other entrances will remain open.

The strike is expected to slow down airport operations and cause delays.

Flight times are expected to be normal, but travelers are being advised to check their flight status.

You should also plan for an additional 45 minutes of drive time to LAX.

For real-time information on flight status, see: www.lawa.org/fsw.

Real-time traffic conditions can be found at: http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/html/lax.html.

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