Union Wage Updates - Teachers and The Engineers and Architects Assn.
Details of the pact are to be released today at a 1:30 p.m. news conference at the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters.
L.A., Union at Odds Over Wage Pact
Engineers and Architects Assn. threatens to protest at LAX on Sunday. It seeks a contract similar to one reached with DWP.
By Patrick McGreevy
Times Staff Writer
November 22, 2005
A union representing 8,000 Los Angeles city employees threatened Monday to launch a disruptive Thanksgiving weekend protest at Los Angeles International Airport unless it wins the same lucrative contract that the city awarded to Department of Water and Power workers.
The threat is a direct challenge to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a former union organizer, who chose not to intervene to block the DWP contract, which was negotiated under the previous administration. At the time, however, he warned that the city could not afford to reward other unions with similar contracts.
The Engineers and Architects Assn. delivered the warning of demonstrations and strikes in a letter Monday morning to Villaraigosa, giving the city just 72 hours to respond.