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November 5, 1991
A union representing hundreds of maids, waiters, bellhops and other workers signed an agreement Monday with three Hyatt hotels in Los Angeles, ending a sometimes bitter 2 1/2-year dispute over wages and other benefits. Officials of Local 11 of the AFL-CIO's Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union said that employees voted 269 to 0 last week to ratify a three-year agreement with the Hyatt Regency, Hyatt on Sunset and Hyatt Wilshire hotels.
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September 6, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years into a historic push to organize the region's multiethnic work force, Los Angeles labor unions have begun to see results, adding more than 85,000 members this year alone and building a network of political and community allies that is paying off in new laws and public support. Perhaps more than anywhere in the nation, unions here have embraced the more aggressive, sophisticated approach to organizing promoted by AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two national labor leaders on Friday urged the Los Angeles City Council to adopt a hard-fought "living wage" ordinance and at the same time blasted a measure that would result in lower business taxes for health maintenance organizations. The wage ordinance, which would require some city contract holders and financial aid recipients to boost salary and benefits for their minimum-wage workers, has been hotly opposed by Mayor Richard Riordan and a broad spectrum of the city's business community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1998 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Los Angeles, where big projects don't get built without organized labor's support, the price of that support has just gone up. "We're going to the new developers . . . and saying, 'If you're going to go to the public table and ask for subsidies . . . then you have to guarantee a 'living wage' and guarantee that workers have the right to organize," said Miguel Contreras, executive secretary of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a hotly contested "living wage" proposal heading for a crucial test in the Los Angeles City Council this week, Mayor Richard Riordan is pushing amendments that would sharply curtail the proposal's reach. The mayor has told several lawmakers and union leaders that he wants exemptions for the so-called proprietary departments--airports, harbor, and water and power--and private firms that receive city financial aid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six months after ending its strike against the Port of Los Angeles, the tiny harbor pilots union announced Thursday that it has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the port's director for refusing to sign the contract that brought the lengthy walkout to an end. The grievance lodged with the city Employee Relations Board charges that Larry A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1991 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
When Los Angeles teachers ended their nine-day strike in 1989, they were riding high on the crest of a wave that they thought would usher in a new era of professionalism and cooperation. They had won a salary increase that made them among the nation's best paid teachers, better working conditions, and a groundbreaking guarantee that teachers would have more say in running their schools.
NEWS
June 13, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Protective League accused Mayor Richard Riordan on Sunday of putting "tremendous personal pressure" on the mediator in the police pay dispute to rescind a recommendation he reportedly made for a 9% pay increase and reopen mediation efforts. But the mediator, John M. Caraway, sharply denied that he had been pressured and called news reports that he had made such a recommendation "factually incorrect."
NEWS
September 6, 1999 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years into a historic push to organize the region's multiethnic work force, Los Angeles labor unions have begun to see results, adding more than 85,000 members this year alone and building a network of political and community allies that is paying off in new laws and public support. Perhaps more than anywhere in the nation, unions here have embraced the more aggressive, sophisticated approach to organizing promoted by AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991 | SANDY BANKS and LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Like many of his colleagues at Fairfax High School, English teacher George Schoenman has never been afraid to strike. He walked off the job without hesitation in 1970, when Los Angeles Unified School District teachers won their first union contract with a bitter four-week strike. And he marched on the picket line for nine days in 1989, when they won a groundbreaking power-sharing plan and salary increases that made them among the nation's highest-paid public school instructors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six months after ending its strike against the Port of Los Angeles, the tiny harbor pilots union announced Thursday that it has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the port's director for refusing to sign the contract that brought the lengthy walkout to an end. The grievance lodged with the city Employee Relations Board charges that Larry A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a hotly contested "living wage" proposal heading for a crucial test in the Los Angeles City Council this week, Mayor Richard Riordan is pushing amendments that would sharply curtail the proposal's reach. The mayor has told several lawmakers and union leaders that he wants exemptions for the so-called proprietary departments--airports, harbor, and water and power--and private firms that receive city financial aid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two national labor leaders on Friday urged the Los Angeles City Council to adopt a hard-fought "living wage" ordinance and at the same time blasted a measure that would result in lower business taxes for health maintenance organizations. The wage ordinance, which would require some city contract holders and financial aid recipients to boost salary and benefits for their minimum-wage workers, has been hotly opposed by Mayor Richard Riordan and a broad spectrum of the city's business community.
NEWS
June 13, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Protective League accused Mayor Richard Riordan on Sunday of putting "tremendous personal pressure" on the mediator in the police pay dispute to rescind a recommendation he reportedly made for a 9% pay increase and reopen mediation efforts. But the mediator, John M. Caraway, sharply denied that he had been pressured and called news reports that he had made such a recommendation "factually incorrect."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1993
Anticipating a strike, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has mailed letters to residents who depend on life support equipment and businesses, warning them that a possible work stoppage in the coming weeks could disrupt service. "We are notifying our customers of the possibility of a work stoppage in order to provide them the opportunity to consider precautionary measures," DWP General Manager Daniel W. Waters said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1991 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six weeks ago, auto workers voted to boycott the General Motors float in the Rose Parade, angrily ordering their union name off its side to protest the company's impending closure of the Van Nuys assembly plant. But they couldn't stay away. Alonso Vega, a professional boxer in Mexico City before he became a welder for GM, was fixing small holes in the base of the float, soon to look like a lunar landscape with coverings of seaweed, marigolds and sponge mushrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1991 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six weeks ago, auto workers voted to boycott the General Motors float in the Rose Parade, angrily ordering their union name off its side to protest the company's impending closure of the Van Nuys assembly plant. But they couldn't stay away. Alonso Vega, a professional boxer in Mexico City before he became a welder for GM, was fixing small holes in the base of the float, soon to look like a lunar landscape with coverings of seaweed, marigolds and sponge mushrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1993
Anticipating a strike, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has mailed letters to residents who depend on life support equipment and businesses, warning them that a possible work stoppage in the coming weeks could disrupt service. "We are notifying our customers of the possibility of a work stoppage in order to provide them the opportunity to consider precautionary measures," DWP General Manager Daniel W. Waters said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1991 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
When Los Angeles teachers ended their nine-day strike in 1989, they were riding high on the crest of a wave that they thought would usher in a new era of professionalism and cooperation. They had won a salary increase that made them among the nation's best paid teachers, better working conditions, and a groundbreaking guarantee that teachers would have more say in running their schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991 | SANDY BANKS and LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Like many of his colleagues at Fairfax High School, English teacher George Schoenman has never been afraid to strike. He walked off the job without hesitation in 1970, when Los Angeles Unified School District teachers won their first union contract with a bitter four-week strike. And he marched on the picket line for nine days in 1989, when they won a groundbreaking power-sharing plan and salary increases that made them among the nation's highest-paid public school instructors.
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