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October 26, 1989
Three charities filed a $6-million suit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against United Way of Los Angeles and United Way of California, claiming they have been denied a fair chance to get payroll deduction donations from California's state employees. The suit alleges that United Way used a pledge system that encourages contributions to United Way agencies, but which makes it difficult to donate to non-United Way charities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1989
Three charities filed a $6-million suit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against United Way of Los Angeles and United Way of California, claiming they have been denied a fair chance to get payroll deduction donations from California's state employees. The suit alleges that United Way used a pledge system that encourages contributions to United Way agencies, but which makes it difficult to donate to non-United Way charities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday expanded the list of charities authorized to solicit millions of dollars in contributions from county employees to include Asian, Latino and women's groups, and most notably, an environmental organization. Supervisors added the Asian Pacific Community Fund, the United Latino Fund and the Los Angeles Women's Fund to voluntary employee payroll deduction program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1991
Los Angeles County supervisors are to vote Tuesday on a proposal to add three community support organizations to a payroll deduction program. The twaddle that passes for analysis in one section of the proposal may leave them choking with laughter. They should steel themselves to vote, however, because buried in the twaddle is an important issue. Four groups applied in May for a place on the roster from which about 85,000 county employees may select groups to which they want to give money.
NEWS
April 7, 1991 | SHAWN DOHERTY and CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Calliope Babu-Khan lives in a white house perched on a Pacific Palisades bluff with a view of the ocean on one side and a sunny gallery on the other. The vivacious, tiny woman spends her days painting, which is something she's wanted to do since she started scribbling on cafe tables as a little girl in Greece. This month, her work can be seen with paintings by other members of a venerable organization called Women Painters West at the Downey Museum of Art.
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August 29, 1991 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Labor Day weekend's coming up. You wouldn't think of it as a time to be worrying about the environment. We're getting away to the beach and the mountains. So who wants to think about pollution? And besides, things such as environmentalism, slow growth and toxic limits are anti-labor and cost jobs. Right? Wrong. Sure, we see the bumper sticker that wails, "Out of Work and Starving? Eat an Environmentalist." But one solution to the unemployment problem is to be an environmentalist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The controversy over Brotherhood Crusade leader Danny Bakewell's campaign to shut down a Korean grocery store moved to a new front Wednesday, as his backers and detractors clashed over whether Los Angeles County government workers should fund his organization through payroll deductions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1989 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
Two ethnically oriented charities in Los Angeles are trying to step up competition in the workplace for donations by paycheck deduction--long the fund-raising domain of the philanthropic powerhouse United Way. The Brotherhood Crusade, a black-run foundation formed in the aftermath of the Watts riots, is trying to expand its rights to conduct office campaigns from the public sector to private companies. The crusade's overtures have been resisted so far by two large utilities, but officials take heart from the fact that Safeway in Northern California and Pacific Power & Light in Oregon, among others, have acceded to similar requests from so-called "alternative funds."
NEWS
November 29, 1989 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In tens of thousands of American workplaces, the appearance of United Way pledge cards is an autumn ritual as routine as the end of daylight-saving time. For decades, local arms of the philanthropic powerhouse have enjoyed near-exclusive rights to raising charitable dollars--billions of them--through employee payroll deductions.
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