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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2003 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
The regional office of the National Labor Relations Board has dismissed all objections by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to a vote by its nurses to unionize, paving the way for organization of registered nurses at the largest private hospital in the West. The victory by the California Nurses Assn. comes as another hospital district in the Antelope Valley officially recognized the right of the same union to represent registered nurses there.
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WORLD
May 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of thousands of commuters in Toronto, Canada's largest city, were forced to find alternative ways to work as a labor dispute shut down subways, buses and streetcars. About 800,000 people use Toronto's mass transit system daily. Only seven buses were operating during morning rush hour, instead of the usual 1,300. Subway and streetcar service was also crippled. Ontario's Labor Relations Board declared the strike illegal. The Amalgamated Transit Union said workers would return today.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Employers can prohibit workers from using the office e- mail system for union activ- ities, so long as they prohibit solicitations from any out- side organization, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled. The board said its 3-2 decision sets a new standard that allows employers to prohibit union activity through the company's e-mail system while at the same time permitting office chitchat and personal messages.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2003 | Ronald D. White
The California Nurses Assn. said it filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a labor agreement by Santa Barbara-based hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp. CNA alleges that Tenet unlawfully forged a pact with two other unions, the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Journalists at the Santa Barbara News-Press said they filed a petition Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board asking for an election that would grant them representation by the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
A Hilton Los Angeles Airport waiter whose suspension touched off union protests and the suspension of at least 67 workers has been fired, union officials said Saturday. Sergio Reyes, who the union said was fired late Friday, had been suspended Wednesday for reasons not publicly disclosed.
NEWS
November 8, 2001 | Associated Press
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of President Bush's executive order barring project labor agreements on federally funded contracts. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said the president lacked the requisite authority when he issued the order in February banning the labor agreements. Project labor agreements are pre-hire agreements between an employer and unions that set wages, benefits and hiring conditions.
SPORTS
December 11, 1987 | Associated Press
The nation's top labor law enforcer has approved a federal complaint charging that the National Football League Players Assn. illegally used violence and threats of violence during its 24-day strike. After a two-month investigation, Rosemary M. Collyer, general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, authorized the complaint Thursday, alleging that the players' association was responsible for "picket line misconduct" in six cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1999 | DEANNA WELCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A federal administrative law judge has recommended that the National Labor Relations Board dismiss its charges that a Santa Monica hotel rewarded two cashiers with large pay raises in 1996 and 1997 for their anti-union activities. Judge Timothy D. Nelson sided with management of the Miramar Sheraton, Santa Monica's only unionized hotel, in one of several ongoing labor disputes surrounding a 1997 union decertification election.
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