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January 2, 2000 | By NANCY CLEELAND
Who will make big news in the business world this year? Who will emerge from relative obscurity to become a major player? To start the new year, Times business reporters selected people from their beats who they believe will be among those to watch in 2000--in Southern California, across the country and around the world. Some are well known, having made big news in previous years. Others are not exactly household names but nevertheless are likely to make a major impact in their fields.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Andy Stern's choice to succeed him as president of the Service Employees International Union dropped out of the race Wednesday, clearing the way for the union's top healthcare strategist to ascend to the powerful post. Stern's longtime protege, Anna Burger, said in a memo that she would support her rival, Mary Kay Henry, an SEIU international executive vice president. "We have worked side-by-side on many initiatives over the years, and I wish her only the best as president of SEIU," Burger, the union's secretary-treasurer, told the union's international executive board.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Andy Stern's choice to succeed him as president of the Service Employees International Union dropped out of the race Wednesday, clearing the way for the union's top healthcare strategist to ascend to the powerful post. Stern's longtime protege, Anna Burger, said in a memo that she would support her rival, Mary Kay Henry, an SEIU international executive vice president. "We have worked side-by-side on many initiatives over the years, and I wish her only the best as president of SEIU," Burger, the union's secretary-treasurer, told the union's international executive board.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2001 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the hotel workers union on Tuesday called for more coordination between the hundreds of locals that make up the organization in an effort to gain clout in an industry dominated by a few multinational corporations. John Wilhelm, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union, offered a five-year plan at the union's annual convention in Los Angeles to organize the international chains, including Hilton Hotels Corp. and Marriott International Inc.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2001 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the hotel workers union on Tuesday called for more coordination between the hundreds of locals that make up the organization in an effort to gain clout in an industry dominated by a few multinational corporations. John Wilhelm, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union, offered a five-year plan at the union's annual convention in Los Angeles to organize the international chains, including Hilton Hotels Corp. and Marriott International Inc.
NATIONAL
October 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Chicago Department of Health is offering free inoculations against bacterial meningitis to residents on the city's North Side in response to a meningitis outbreak that has killed three people. Dr. John Wilhelm, the city's health commissioner, said laboratory test results have confirmed four of six meningitis cases reported so far were from a bacterial strain for which there is an effective vaccine. Bacterial meningitis is an infection that can be fatal if not treated with antibiotics.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2000 | Nancy Cleeland
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will move its headquarters from the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the site of a heated labor dispute, but will retain the dozens of rooms it had booked there for the four-day Democratic convention next week. The DCCC will move a few blocks north to the unionized Fairmont Miramar Hotel. The decision came after John Wilhelm, national president of the hotel workers union, wrote House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1997
The mother of a 36-year-old Toluca Lake woman who fell into a coma and died after a building next door to her home was fumigated has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against firms that manufactured and applied the pest killer. The suit seeks unspecified punitive and compensatory damages from the death of Sandra Cornwall Mero, who died last month after she was discovered unconscious in her home March 8.
NEWS
August 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
Though temperatures dropped Sunday across the Midwest, the death toll from last week's record-breaking heat rose higher, with 30 more deaths here blamed on the heat and humidity. In much of the country, the worst had passed, with Sunday's temperatures 10 to 20 degrees cooler across the Great Lakes and much of the upper Midwest. Chicago warmed to 81 by early afternoon, compared with a high of 104 on Friday.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2006 | From Reuters
The union representing North American hotel workers has reached "partnership" pacts with two major hotel operators, but workers in Chicago, San Francisco and Honolulu are holding strike votes this week as local labor contract talks stall. In July, the union announced a five-year accord with Beverly Hills-based Hilton that includes smoothing the way for Unite Here to organize hotels owned by the chain.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2000 | By NANCY CLEELAND
Who will make big news in the business world this year? Who will emerge from relative obscurity to become a major player? To start the new year, Times business reporters selected people from their beats who they believe will be among those to watch in 2000--in Southern California, across the country and around the world. Some are well known, having made big news in previous years. Others are not exactly household names but nevertheless are likely to make a major impact in their fields.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Unions representing culinary workers and bartenders agreed to a five-year deal Monday with hotel-casino giant MGM Mirage Inc., probably averting a strike on the Strip. The agreement reached early Monday means that about 35,000 of the 47,000 workers represented by Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 have tentative deals with the Las Vegas hotels, said John Wilhelm, chief union negotiator.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
A union representing almost half a million apparel and hospitality workers has decided to bolt the AFL-CIO and join a half-dozen other unions seeking to focus labor more on recruiting. "It is time for the labor movement to make some changes," Unite Here's general president, Bruce Raynor, said Wednesday.
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