June 10, 1987 |
President Reagan somehow took great comfort from last Friday's government report that showed the nation's jobless rate remained steady in May--at a hefty 6.3%. A White House spokesman with Reagan in Venice called the latest jobless rate "good unemployment news on the eve of the economic summit."
October 29, 1999
* The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board set a date of Dec. 7 to hear objections filed in an election to represent pickers at the nation's largest strawberry grower. Workers at Coastal Berry Co. in Oxnard and Watsonville cast ballots in June in the contest pitting the United Farm Workers union against Coastal Berry Farm Workers Committee. The committee won the battle at the ballot box, but the UFW filed 234 objections; the board has dismissed 135 of those. * Ford Motor Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2001 |
Ventura County farm workers can learn about their rights under state labor law and changes occurring within the farm industry at a forum Wednesday. The event is being sponsored by the Oxnard office of California Rural Legal Assistance and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Changes in state employment and labor laws, and new regulations designed to protect laborers from pesticide exposure will be discussed. The forum will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.
November 26, 1993
Ruth M. Friedman, 48, administrative law judge for the California Personnel Board and former law professor. Educated at UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago Law School, she had heard state employee discipline and termination cases for the last decade. She sat as an administrative law judge from 1980 to 1982 for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, hearing labor disputes.
November 1, 1985
The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board said a 1984 U.S. Supreme Court ruling does not limit the panel's authority to force growers to rehire and give back pay to illegal aliens. The board, in a 3-2 decision, ruled that its "remedial order of reinstatement and back pay poses no actual conflict with a (federal) Immigration and Naturalization Act law or regulation."
May 30, 1997 |
American Stores Co., parent of the Lucky supermarket chain, plans to issue a statement today supporting the right of the state's strawberry workers to organize into a union without fear of retaliatory discrimination. The statement, while calling for no specific action by Salt Lake City-based American Stores, provides a psychological boost to the United Farm Workers union in its efforts to organize 20,000 strawberry pickers in California. In December, Southern California's Ralphs Grocery Co.