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May 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Black state employees in California are more than three times as likely as Anglo workers to be disciplined or fired, according to a two-year state Personnel Board study. Blacks make up less than 12% of the state government work force in California, but they accounted for 38% of the firings and 33% of the dismissals during probation, according to a report on the study. Latino workers also are disciplined more often than Anglos, the report concluded.
December 11, 2008 | Gale Holland
Student employees at California State University called off a threatened strike Wednesday after Darrell Steinberg, the new state Senate president pro tem, offered to mediate between the union and the college system. United Auto Workers Local 4123, representing about 6,000 students working as teaching and research assistants and tutors, is asking the university to give its members free tuition and fees, a benefit extended to other Cal State employees. The university says it can ill afford the estimated $8-million to $11-million cost of the proposal in the middle of the deepening state budget crisis.
March 28, 2001
Nearly 530,000 teachers, administrators, custodians and other school employees across California will receive cash bonuses of almost $600 because their campuses significantly boosted test scores, state officials announced this week. The one-time rewards will reach employees at 4,502 schools--more than half of the state's campuses--as early as next month. Every employee at the schools will receive money under the $350-million program, known as the School Site Employee Performance Bonus.
August 5, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tenet Healthcare Corp., the nation's second-largest hospital operator, said Monday that it was strengthening its compliance team. The Santa Barbara-based company, which has 40 hospitals and 35,000 employees in California, has been the subject of several regulatory investigations into its billing and recruiting practices Tenet named Cheryl Wagonhurst, 43, its chief compliance officer. She will oversee a 40-person team that will include clinicians, accountants and legal experts.
May 6, 1995 | From Associated Press
California should link pay raises to performance and eliminate tenure for its 185,000 Civil Service workers, a government watchdog panel is recommending. The Little Hoover Commission also recommended turning more public work over to private industry, going outside Civil Service to hire government supervisors and making it easier for the state to promote and fire state employees. "California's Civil Service system . . .
October 14, 2010 | By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
Engineering giant Bechtel Corp. agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the fees charged to employees in its 401(k) retirement plan were too high. The class-action lawsuit brought by two former Bechtel employees in California alleged that the San Francisco-based company should have used its massive size to negotiate lower expenses for the more than 17,000 people in its 401(k) plan. The settlement would mark the latest advance for workers who have brought suits alleging that employers allowed 401(k)
April 3, 2011 | By Duke Helfand
Thousands of employers in California and across the country are slashing expensive doctors and hospitals from their insurance rosters in a move to hold down rising healthcare costs — a trend that is gaining favor with corporate bosses, if not the rank and file. The savings on insurance premiums — nearly 25% in some cases — are gained when companies switch their health plans to "narrow network" HMOs that offer fewer choices of medical providers. California, with nearly 21 million people in health maintenance organizations, is driving the rapid expansion of these networks.
January 30, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
We've all been there at some point, sitting in a restaurant ordering dinner when the waiter sneezes and mumbles an apologetic, "Sorry, I'm fighting a cold. " Why is he at work? Especially at a job that brings him close to other people? Maybe it is because he can't afford to miss the shift, something that a recently introduced Assembly bill could help remedy. AB 1522, introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), would require companies to provide a minimum of three days annual paid sick leave for any employee not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (which usually includes sick leave guarantees)
April 24, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
The Times 100 survey of California's publicly traded companies sheds considerable light on the present shape and future of the state's economy, but missing--and herewith accounted for--are many large and well-known companies that are privately held. Among those who eluded The Times 100 criteria, for example, is the world's largest and probably most secretive winery, Modesto's E & J Gallo, one of about 20 privately held concerns with annual sales close to or exceeding $1 billion.
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