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.
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.
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.
May 30, 2006 |
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.
December 23, 2007 |
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.