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 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.
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.
March 21, 1994 |
Latinos, one of the most affluent ethnic groups in the country, held director positions last year on just 94 of the Fortune 1,000 companies, said a study released recently. The study by the Hispanic Assn. on Corporate Responsibility, a Washington-based watchdog group, also said Latinos held no corporate director positions within entire industries such as aerospace, pharmaceuticals and toys-sporting goods.
March 14, 1994 |
Leaders of two Latino journalists organizations said late last week they were pleased with management changes at KNBC-TV Channel 4, which they believe show a commitment to the hiring and promotion of Latinos in the newsroom. "We're definitely happy, and we think what KNBC is doing will make a change," said Al Reyes, head of the California Chicano News Media Assn.