LAX partners with SEIU-USWW to train service workers in emergency response

LAX has partnered with the Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW) to train front-line airport service workers to respond in any type of emergency situation, the company said.

In collaboration with SEIU-USWW and its training fund, the Building Skills Partnership (BSP), passenger services contractor G2 and American Airlines, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA, which oversees LAX) will begin developing a pilot training program for passenger service workers in areas such as: observation skills and maintaining situational awareness, stakeholder communications, emergency/critical incident response and evacuation and differentiating among emergency personnel by identifying among different types of first responders.

The new training program is in line with an emergency response management method the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) advocates call the whole community approach.

Contracted airport employees are coming together in Airport Workers United, a movement of working people and their allies, raising their voices for USD15 and union rights to make airports safe and secure for passengers, employees and our communities.