Los Angeles city services, including trash pickup and access to public swimming pools, will be unavailable due to a 24-hour strike by city workers. Residents are advised to check pool availability and airline passengers should prepare for delays when departing from LAX.
- Los Angeles city services will be disrupted by a 24-hour strike by city workers.
- City services affected include trash pickup and access to public swimming pools.
- Residents planning to visit pools should call ahead to confirm availability.
- Airline passengers departing from LAX should arrive earlier than usual due to potential delays caused by the strike.
- Domestic flight passengers should arrive three hours ahead of departure; international flight passengers should arrive four hours ahead.
- Trash pickup will be delayed by a day, with service resuming a day later than usual.
- Striking workers are expected to picket at Los Angeles City Hall and LAX.
- The strike involves about 11,000 people, including sanitation workers, mechanics, traffic officers, and engineers.
- Other groups, such as hotel workers, Hollywood writers and actors, and UPS employees, have also used strikes to negotiate for better wages and benefits.
- This strike marks the first in 15 years for Los Angeles city workers.
- Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass stated that the workers are essential to the city’s functioning and economy, and deserve fair contracts.
- City officials do not anticipate a prolonged work stoppage.