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July 19, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Union delegates used a voice vote Monday night to elect Martin Ludlow secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. He was sworn in after the vote. Later this week, Ludlow will head to Chicago for the national convention of the AFL-CIO. Several major member unions -- including the Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters -- have threatened to break away from the AFL-CIO.
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January 16, 2008 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
The head of the politically powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor said Tuesday that she is endorsing Barack Obama for president. The endorsement by Maria Elena Durazo is a coup for Obama that could help the Illinois senator in his uphill struggle against Hillary Rodham Clinton to win substantial support among Latino voters in Southern California.
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September 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Jose Huizar has received the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor in his bid to win the 14th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council. A member of the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Huizar has backed dozens of school-construction projects. He also has been endorsed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2007 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of Los Angeles County's organized labor announced Tuesday that they will throw their political heft behind state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas in the race for county supervisor, publicly kick-starting what promises to be the most intensely contested county board election in 16 years. The endorsement by the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor provides the liberal Ridley-Thomas a valuable boost in his campaign against the more conservative Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual alliance, the Los Angeles County Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor on Wednesday jointly announced their support of a proposed parcel tax to raise money for trauma care. The two groups typically take conflicting positions on business and labor issues, but stood together on the steps of County-USC Medical Center to endorse what Chamber of Commerce President Rusty Hammer called "part of the solution."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, in a third and final vote, has decided to take a neutral stance in the city's mayoral election contest next month. Delegates for the 320 local unions belonging to the county labor federation made the decision, which was expected, in a voice vote Monday night. It mirrored a decision last week by the federation's executive board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
In a dramatic fall from a position of political influence, former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow announced his resignation Tuesday as head of a powerful Southern California labor group and was close to reaching a plea bargain with prosecutors who believe union money flowed illegally to his council campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1999
The political arm of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine for failing to properly disclose $31,280 it spent on an independent campaign supporting Alex Padilla's candidacy for the 7th City Council District seat this spring, officials said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2007 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of Los Angeles' labor movement declared Monday that they would make the race for a successor to county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke their top political priority next year. The outcome, they said, could affect the welfare of hundreds of thousands of workers. The Feb. 5 election to replace Burke, who is expected to step down after 16 years on the Board of Supervisors, will initiate a frenzied year for labor.
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October 5, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The political arm of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine for failing to properly disclose $31,280 it spent on an independent campaign supporting Alex Padilla's candidacy for the 7th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council in April, officials said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2007 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of Los Angeles' labor movement declared Monday that they would make the race for a successor to county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke their top political priority next year. The outcome, they said, could affect the welfare of hundreds of thousands of workers. The Feb. 5 election to replace Burke, who is expected to step down after 16 years on the Board of Supervisors, will initiate a frenzied year for labor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2006 | Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Labor and business leaders in Los Angeles have found something big to agree on: They are promoting several major public works bonds on Tuesday's state ballot. The alliance between the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce seeks, on one hand, more jobs in the construction of roads, housing and schools, and, on the other, more opportunities for companies that stand to reap a bonanza from the building boom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
In a dramatic fall from a position of political influence, former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow announced his resignation Tuesday as head of a powerful Southern California labor group and was close to reaching a plea bargain with prosecutors who believe union money flowed illegally to his council campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2005 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
Invoking the memory of Rosa Parks, a coalition of African American clergy, labor leaders and community activists cast Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposition campaign as an attempt to curb the power of black and brown people by weakening unions and altering the way electoral districts are drawn. Several of the propositions on the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Jose Huizar has received the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor in his bid to win the 14th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council. A member of the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Huizar has backed dozens of school-construction projects. He also has been endorsed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Union delegates used a voice vote Monday night to elect Martin Ludlow secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. He was sworn in after the vote. Later this week, Ludlow will head to Chicago for the national convention of the AFL-CIO. Several major member unions -- including the Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters -- have threatened to break away from the AFL-CIO.
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February 10, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rare move, rank-and-file members of organized labor have overruled their political advisers and endorsed Fire Capt. Lyle Hall in the race to succeed Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi. Delegates to a Los Angeles County Federation of Labor endorsement convention voted Monday night to back Hall, a former president of the city firefighters union, in the crowded contest for the 7th Council District, which covers the northeast San Fernando Valley.
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March 14, 1997 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acting to head off an internal political rift, Los Angeles County's top labor leaders Thursday backed away from their initial endorsement of Mayor Richard Riordan's reelection bid and instead voted not to take a stance in the race. The expected action by the executive board of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor frees the organization's 320 member unions to do as they wish in the April 8 election. As such, it provides a modest boost to state Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow won the nomination Tuesday to become the next leader of the County Federation of Labor and promised that his ties to Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa would yield dramatic results in improving the lives of union workers.
OPINION
May 15, 2005
When you honored me by electing me leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor in 1996, my thoughts kept returning to my roots in the farm workers union. For those who do not know me, I've been a union man since that day in 1973 at 4:30 a.m., when the ranch supervisor and crew bosses assembled the entire Contreras family in front of our little home in Dinuba.
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