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November 8, 1985 | HARRY BERNSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Leaders of eight major religious bodies in Southern California on Thursday urged Gov. George Deukmejian to fire David Stirling, general counsel of the California farm labor board, because of his "unacceptable intrusion" into the activities of the United Farm Workers Union. Kevin Brett, spokesman for the governor, quickly responded that "the governor has no intention of dismissing Dave Stirling."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denied legislation this week that would have created a state holiday to honor Cesar Chavez, many in Southern California celebrated anyway--marking the birthday Friday of the revered labor leader with speeches and parties. In Orange County, the battle Chavez led for the rights of rural workers was translated into an urban context by a group seeking to win better pay and benefits for the predominantly Latino work force of janitors.
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BUSINESS
February 12, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Calgene Inc.'s Gargiulo subsidiary was named in a $2-million lawsuit seeking back pay and penalties for farm workers who were allegedly forced to work "off the clock." The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose. Gargiulo, a fruit and vegetable grower, employs about 1,000 farm workers in the central coast region, about 100 miles south of San Francisco.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Calgene Inc.'s Gargiulo subsidiary was named in a $2-million lawsuit seeking back pay and penalties for farm workers who were allegedly forced to work "off the clock." The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose. Gargiulo, a fruit and vegetable grower, employs about 1,000 farm workers in the central coast region, about 100 miles south of San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denied legislation this week that would have created a state holiday to honor Cesar Chavez, many in Southern California celebrated anyway--marking the birthday Friday of the revered labor leader with speeches and parties. In Orange County, the battle Chavez led for the rights of rural workers was translated into an urban context by a group seeking to win better pay and benefits for the predominantly Latino work force of janitors.
NEWS
October 30, 1985
The California Farm Labor Board's chief attorney said that his state-paid $500 trip to Washington to oppose the United Farm Workers' grape boycott was justified because he needed to "set the record straight. . . . I'm not going to back down from that. I used some of your money to go back and do this," David Stirling told a luncheon audience in Sacramento. Stirling said he was in Washington on Oct. 2 and 3 with Gov.
NEWS
July 18, 1985 | Associated Press
The state Senate today approved Gov. George Deukmejian's appointment of Jyrl Ann James-Massengale as the first chairwoman of California's powerful farm labor board, despite concerns about her background as an attorney for a Los Angeles law firm that has represented growers. The vote was 29 to 1, but several senators, including President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles), abstained during the vote in the 40-member upper house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
California farm labor leader Cesar Chave z was honored on Eastern Sunday with a Google doodle on the home page of the search engine.   The honor comes several months after President Obama last year visited the Tehachapi Mountains hamlet of Keene to dedicate the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument. In 2011, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar added the headquarters of the United Farm Workers and Chavez's residence from 1971 to his death in 1993 to the National Register of Historic Places.
NEWS
November 27, 1992
Curtis J. Sitomer, 60, a reporter, Western bureau chief and former managing editor of the Christian Science Monitor. Sitomer joined the Monitor in 1965 in Los Angeles and was later named the newspaper's Western bureau chief. He was national news editor from 1976 to 1981, special sections editor beginning in 1983 and managing editor from December, 1988, until he retired in September, 1990.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1990 | JOE BIGHAM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A college professor has urged farmers to organize employee job banks to improve the lot of their workers. Bert Mason, who runs the Center for Agricultural Business at Fresno State University, said the idea would be to share employees wherever possible. That way, workers wouldn't get laid off so often, which is a constant problem in agriculture. Mason said a survey he and Fresno State Prof.
NEWS
November 8, 1985 | HARRY BERNSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Leaders of eight major religious bodies in Southern California on Thursday urged Gov. George Deukmejian to fire David Stirling, general counsel of the California farm labor board, because of his "unacceptable intrusion" into the activities of the United Farm Workers Union. Kevin Brett, spokesman for the governor, quickly responded that "the governor has no intention of dismissing Dave Stirling."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1986 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
A federal bankruptcy judge Tuesday ordered United Farm Workers to curb its 5-month-old boycott against the Egg City ranch near Moorpark. Farm labor experts said Judge Calvin K. Ashland's decision marked the first time a bankruptcy judge has curtailed a boycott called by California farm workers since the state's 11-year-old Agricultural Labor Relations Act was adopted. The effect of the ruling, which the union is expected to appeal, is unclear.
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