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June 22, 1990 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers at General Motors Corp.'s plant in Van Nuys, signaling their continued support of a cooperative management style by their union and GM executives, Thursday reelected Jerry Shrieves as president of their union local. Shrieves, a supporter of the "team concept" approach patterned after Japanese-style management, defeated Peter Beltran for the three-year post at United Auto Workers Local 645, which represents the plant's 3,500 hourly employees.
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June 22, 1990 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers at General Motors Corp.'s plant in Van Nuys, signaling their continued support of a cooperative management style by their union and GM executives, Thursday reelected Jerry Shrieves as president of their union local. Shrieves, a supporter of the "team concept" approach patterned after Japanese-style management, defeated Peter Beltran for the three-year post at United Auto Workers Local 645, which represents the plant's 3,500 hourly employees.
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November 14, 1991
A laid-off Pacoima auto worker was sentenced to two years in state prison Wednesday for stabbing the president of his United Auto Workers local in Van Nuys in a dispute over pension benefits. Samuel Mines, 32, was convicted last month in Van Nuys Superior Court in the June 26 stabbing of Jerry Shrieves, 50, president of UAW Local 645, which represents workers at the Van Nuys General Motors plant. Shrieves, stabbed in the chest, was treated and released from a hospital the day of the attack.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1987 | ALAN GOLDSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Workers from the General Motors plant in Van Nuys clashed briefly Tuesday as part of an ongoing labor dispute over new Japanese-style work rule changes being introduced at the plant next month. The incident occurred in the union assembly hall of Local 645, where President Peter Z. Beltran and two other UAW officials called a news conference to publicize their lawsuit seeking to halt implementation of the so-called team concept.
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June 4, 1987 | From Associated Press
By a narrow margin, workers at a General Motors plant elected as chairman of their powerful negotiating committee a fiery union traditionalist who opposes the Japanese-style production methods being put into operation there, it was announced today. Pete Beltran, 47, who stepped down as president of United Auto Workers Local 645 to run for negotiating chairman, defeated incumbent chairman Richard Ruppert by 116 votes, said union attorney Sunny Wise.
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December 19, 1987 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
A new round of layoffs may be forthcoming at the General Motors plant in Van Nuys, company and unions officials said Friday, because of continuing poor sales of cars made there. Local GM and United Auto Workers officials were sequestered in meetings Friday discussing ways to cut employment at the huge assembly plant, if layoffs are ordered by GM officials in Detroit. "They're thinking about having a layoff," said Jerry Shrieves, local president of the UAW.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1988 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 500 angry General Motors auto workers meeting in Van Nuys booed and shouted down a call Thursday for a new vote on a controversial work-sharing plan that would have averted a major layoff at the plant. Leaders of United Auto Workers Union, Local 645, called the meeting to discuss allegations of voting irregularities in balloting Saturday, when GM workers narrowly defeated the work-sharing plan.
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June 28, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pacoima auto worker accused of stabbing the president of his UAW local had been angrily pressing the union officer for months for a refund of contributions to a retirement fund, a union official said Thursday. Samuel Mines, 33, a 13-year General Motors employee who had been on sick leave since October, remained jailed Thursday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of stabbing Jerry Shrieves, president of United Auto Workers Local 645.
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June 27, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA and MIKE CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A laid-off Pacoima auto worker, angered that the president of his UAW local refused to refund union contributions, stabbed the union officer Wednesday in Van Nuys, Los Angeles police said. Jerry Shrieves, 50, president of United Auto Workers Local 645, was taken to Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills with a chest wound. Hospital spokeswoman Maggie Cessar said the blade missed his heart and lungs. "He's going to be OK," she said.
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November 15, 1987 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
Peter Z. Beltran, the controversial United Auto Workers shop chairman who unsuccessfully tried to block a Japanese manufacturing method from being installed at the General Motors Van Nuys plant, said he has not shown up for work at least 40% of the time since being elected in June. In an interview, he blamed his absences on a serious illness, which he declined to specify, and said he is applying for 30 to 45 days of sick leave.
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