CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1999 |
Thousands of Latinas gathered at the Biltmore on Friday to provide career guidance, motivation and role models to a new generation of women and to honor their own. Among those recognized at the National Hispanic Women's Conference was Maria Contreras-Sweet, recently appointed as state secretary of business, transportation and housing. The Los Angeles woman, a former business executive, delivered the keynote speech at a noon luncheon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 |
A Latino rights group boycotting Walt Disney Co. and its ABC television network announced Tuesday it has asked federal regulators to cancel operating permits for three Disney-owned radio stations. At the entrance to Disney Studios, the National Hispanic Media Coalition said it had filed challenges with the Federal Communications Commission, contending the stations have failed to hire enough Latinos.
November 12, 1996 |
The journey that took me and seven migrants from the borderlands of South Texas to a chicken factory in the Ozarks was not an isolated adventure. It's been made by at least 1,200 workers at the Hudson Foods factory in Noel, Mo., and repeated by many thousands more at poultry plants in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina. Just about anywhere there's a menial or dangerous job to be done--the Southern Pride catfish plant in Greensboro, Ala.
November 11, 1996 |
We awoke ready to work. As grueling as our trip had been, and as gruesome as our lodging turned out to be, we were all anxious to make the most of our time at Hudson Foods, the giant chicken processor that had brought us from the Mexican border to the foothills of this Ozark town. We'd been told to meet at 8 a.m. in front of the Ginger Blue, a decrepit resort that was doubling as a migrant camp. But when my seven traveling companions and I showed up, the lobby was deserted.
November 10, 1996 |
On a sweltering South Texas afternoon, the kind that stifles everything but the cactus and mesquite, Greyhound bus No. 6462 pulled away from the Mexican border and set off for the American heartland. We were headed north to work, seven strangers and I, none too certain of where we would end up or what to expect once we arrived. We'd all seen the help-wanted ad offering to send us to Missouri, to a place where the chicken factories were hiring.
July 20, 1995 |
Denny's to Boost Opportunities for Latinos: Flagstar Cos., the parent of 2,500 Denny's restaurants, signed an agreement with the Hispanic Assn. on Corporate Responsibility that calls for greater recruitment and promotion of Latino employees for managerial posts and as franchise owners. The HACR is a coalition of eight Latino organizations. The agreement is separate from the $54.7-million settlement of two lawsuits charging racial discrimination of Denny's customers.