March 5, 1988
Louis G. Seaton, 81, former chief labor negotiator at General Motors Corp. Seaton, who joined GM as a graphic artist in 1928, transferred to industrial relations in the early 1930s. In 1946, he was named director of labor relations, with responsibility for day-to-day relations with the United Auto Workers and national contract negotiations until his retirement in 1970 after more than 42 years with the world's largest auto maker. He became a vice president in 1957.
March 10, 2005 |
About 100 janitors who provide cleaning services at Boeing Co.'s Long Beach facility walked off their jobs to protest what they said were low wages and unfair labor practices by their employer, Aramark Corp. Boeing outsources janitorial services to Philadelphia-based Aramark.
November 9, 1990
Lemuel Ricketts Boulware, 95, whose tough "take-it-or-leave-it" style of negotiating union contracts for General Electric became known as "Boulwarism." A teacher and author, Boulware handled labor relations for G.E. from 1947 to 1960. His "Boulwarism" involved listening to union demands, comparing wages and benefits at other companies and making one offer from which management would not budge. On Wednesday in Delray Beach, Fla., of the complications of old age.
August 16, 2006 |
BMW of San Francisco will pay $4.4 million to about 200 current and former employees under a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board. German Motors, which does business as BMW of San Francisco, "unlawfully implemented new terms and conditions of employment of union-represented employees in 1989," the National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday. The car dealer violated labor laws by invalidly declaring an impasse during contract negotiations, the agency said.
July 7, 2005 |
Janitors who clean offices of Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co. in El Segundo, Redondo Beach and Long Beach began walking off their jobs Wednesday after contract talks ended in an impasse. It was not clear how many janitors took part in the "rolling" strike, but the union representing the workers said the contract affected about 700 janitors who work for firms that provide cleaning services to the three aerospace companies.
April 13, 2005 |
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which is trying to organize workers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., filed unfair-labor practice charges against the world's largest retailer Tuesday to get it to release documents related to the ouster of its former vice chairman and alleged anti-union efforts. The filing with the National Labor Relations Board aims to "seek justice for workers at Wal-Mart," not financial rewards, according to UFCW spokesman Jim Papian.
November 23, 2007 |
When the dust settles on the strike of '07 -- now 19 days old -- we'll probably see it as a Hollywood turning point. No, not in the history of the Writers Guild of America, or of the studios and networks. It's a critical and historic shift for TV show runners. The guild and the studios return to the bargaining table Monday, and there's probably a long road of negotiation still ahead, with the strong likelihood that, as in past writers' work stoppages, no clear "winner" will emerge.
August 16, 2005 |
It didn't take an imminent strike for Joe Wagner to feel insecure about his job at Northwest Airlines Corp. Wagner, a Northwest mechanic for more than 15 years, has spent the last two of them looking around for his next career. It's nearly certain to be less money, but Wagner's ready to trade that for peace of mind. "It's just a matter of time for me," said Wagner, 41. "I wasn't going to wait for the layoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2003 |
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.