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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.
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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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking workers in the Port of Los Angeles shut down the nation's largest coal export terminal Thursday, amid charges that the operators are trying to undermine contract talks and discriminating against employees who are staunch union supporters. The action, which began Wednesday night, has halted cargo operations at the Los Angeles Export Terminal, leaving one ship stranded at the dock and several waiting in the harbor to be loaded.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra reached a tentative agreement with its musicians that would end a nearly eight-week strike. Details of the deal, which must be approved by musicians, were not released. The announcement late Thursday by Symphony Society President Randy Adams came hours after the National Labor Relations Board's local chief had said his office would seek a court injunction to end the work stoppage.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
General Motors Corp. reached a three-year contract agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers union, averting a midnight strike, the union announced in Toronto. The union, which has 17,100 members at GM, already has new contracts with Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler unit. "This is a responsible agreement," union President Buzz Hargrove said. John Buttermore, GM's vice president of labor relations in North America, said the two sides "have a good agreement.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
Workers at a Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express in Colorado voted 17 to 1 against union representation, rejecting efforts to establish what would have been the first union inside any Wal-Mart store in the United States. A United Food and Commercial Workers spokesman said the group would ask the National Labor Relations Board to throw the results out, saying no union member was allowed to observe the election and Wal-Mart added employees to dilute the strength of the union supporters.
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