Fast food giant McDonald?s yesterday agreed to pay workers at its four restaurants at Los Angeles International Airport the city?s ?living wage? of $7.99 an hour with benefits or $9.24 without benefits, and to abide by the airport?s contractor responsibility code. Although the vendor contracts for the four franchises predated the ?living wage? and responsibility code---thus exempting them from the new regulations---allegations of unsafe working conditions and management intimidation of workers at the restaurants have made McDonald?s sensitive to its labor issues image at LAX. With the Los Angeles City Council's Commerce, Energy and Natural Resources Committee urging a delay in granting a requested three-year extension of McDonald?s vendor contracts at LAX pending the successful inclusion of the ?living wage? and responsibility code in its current contract, McDonald?s is hoping to be in compliance by September 1.