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April 8, 1988
An official of the E & J Gallo Winery warned that if the company is forced to put pollution control equipment on its huge fermentation tanks, it could cause the spill of hundreds of thousands of gallons of wine. Art Caputi Jr., director of research for the winery, said the anti-smog equipment could cause the tanks to rupture. He made the comments as he led members of the state Air Resources Board on a tour of Gallo's winery in Fresno.
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September 14, 2005 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Since June, the United Farm Workers have urged consumers to boycott Gallo wine. Today, the union plans to use a Gallo vintage to toast the signing of a new labor agreement with California's largest winery. UFW officials heralded the contract as an important win in the union's effort to build its presence in the state's $15-billion wine industry. "We now have the largest winery under contract, and it is a good contract," said Arturo Rodriguez, president of the UFW. For E.&J.
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August 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
UC Merced could one day have an Ernest and Julio Gallo School of Management. The Gallo family and E.&J. Gallo Winery are offering a $5-million "challenge gift" to be matched with other donations to raise an endowment of $10 million for the management school. The donation would be the second-largest contribution to the new Merced campus, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2004.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2004 | Marc Lifsher and Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writers
In a victory for the United Farm Workers, the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board on Friday threw out election results that would have decertified the union as the bargaining agent for workers at a unit of E.&J. Gallo Winery, the state's largest vintner. The decision upheld a finding by an administrative law judge that supervisors at the company's upscale Gallo of Sonoma unit had illegally assisted workers who were circulating petitions requesting an election to decertify the UFW.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Santa Rosa-based Kendall-Jackson Winery lost its appeal of a trademark-infringement judgment last year in favor of E&J Gallo Winery over that company's "Turning Leaf" line of wines. Closely held Kendall-Jackson, one of the largest U.S. wineries, had claimed that Gallo had unfairly copied the stylized leaf design that it used on its popular Vintner's Reserve wines.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2003 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
In what could be a symbolic blow to the United Farm Workers of America, field hands at Gallo of Sonoma have petitioned to sever ties with the UFW, less than three years after the union secured a historic and hard-won labor contract there. Employees of the winery, a unit of E. & J. Gallo Winery, are scheduled to vote on the matter Thursday. UFW officials have charged that Gallo representatives illegally pressured workers to sign the petition that will bring union decertification to a vote.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1999 | Ryan Cormier
E&J Gallo Winery and Dick Clark Productions Inc. said they've teamed up to celebrate the millennium. Clark will appear in commercials for Gallo's Ballatore Sparkling Wine and use it to toast the new year on his "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" special. The Gallo campaign for the wine also includes in-store promotions and radio ads. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Gallo had a similar deal with Clark in 1998.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2004 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
In the midst of contract talks, the United Farm Workers is escalating attacks on Gallo of Sonoma with the launch today of an Internet campaign aimed at securing stronger benefits for fieldworkers. Workers in the winery's Sonoma fields have been without a contract since November. Negotiations are expected to resume Wednesday, with union officials vowing to repeat the 1970s Gallo wine boycott if their demands are not met.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2003 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Wines bottled at E. & J. Gallo Winery's processing facility in Sonoma have been tainted with TCA, a pesky chemical that produces a musty aroma and cardboard-like taste. Gallo confirmed the contamination, which was first reported in the Wine Spectator after a critic for the influential magazine detected "chalky" and "bitter" flavors in Gallo wines and sent the vintages he tasted to an independent laboratory for analysis.
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April 16, 2003 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
State labor officials have filed a complaint against Gallo of Sonoma, alleging that a company foreman pressured farmhands to back a campaign that would oust the United Farm Workers of America from the vintner's fields. The complaint, filed this week by the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, backs up a charge made last month by union officials and will further delay resolution of the anti-union effort within Gallo's ranks.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2003 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
Farmhands at Gallo of Sonoma cast votes Thursday on whether to oust the United Farm Workers of America from the vintner's fields, less than three years after the union won a hard-fought and much-publicized contract there. The fieldworkers gathered at ranches across Sonoma County in Northern California shortly after daybreak to weigh in on the petition to break ties with the UFW, filed with the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board last week by workers.
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March 11, 2003 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
In what could be a symbolic blow to the United Farm Workers of America, field hands at Gallo of Sonoma have petitioned to sever ties with the UFW, less than three years after the union secured a historic and hard-won labor contract there. Employees of the winery, a unit of E. & J. Gallo Winery, are scheduled to vote on the matter Thursday. UFW officials have charged that Gallo representatives illegally pressured workers to sign the petition that will bring union decertification to a vote.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2002 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long known for its inexpensive jug wines, E&J Gallo Winery has acquired Louis M. Martini Winery, one of California's oldest vintners. The acquisition of Martini gives Gallo 680 plantable acres of prime vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties and a label popular for its middle-market varietals. The purchase, announced Monday, is part of a continuing consolidation in the state's wine industry caused by over-planting and sluggish sales, analysts said.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kendall-Jackson Winery Sues Gallo Over Trademark: The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based winery claims E&J Gallo Winery violated trademark rules and engaged in "unlawful, unfair and fraudulent" business practices in the marketing of its Turning Leaf wines. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, said Gallo studied Kendall-Jackson's products and customers, some of whom said they recognized Kendall-Jackson products by their "colored leaf" trademark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
UC Merced could one day have an Ernest and Julio Gallo School of Management. The Gallo family and E.&J. Gallo Winery are offering a $5-million "challenge gift" to be matched with other donations to raise an endowment of $10 million for the management school. The donation would be the second-largest contribution to the new Merced campus, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2004.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
E&J Gallo Winery sued to block a customer, Hilton Hotels Corp., from opening a chain of Italian restaurants named Gallo Rosso. Gallo, which means rooster in Italian, said it began using the name in 1933 when Ernest and Julio Gallo founded the company. The family has spent more than $600 million promoting the name, selling billions of bottles of wine.
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