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October 16, 1997 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reflecting slow progress in their ballyhooed campaign to recruit California's 20,000 strawberry pickers, labor leaders say they won't seek any union representation elections in the industry this year. Instead, they now talk about holding elections beginning in 1998. That marks a retreat from several months ago, when officials of the United Farm Workers vowed to call for government-supervised voting in 1997 to give strawberry pickers the chance to bring in the union.
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July 28, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
The United Farm Workers union agreed late Monday to pay more than $105,000 in back wages to Oxnard strawberry pickers who said they were illegally fired three years ago because they refused to join the union. The money, paid to settle unfair labor practice charges filed with the state's Agricultural Labor Relations Board, will go to about 105 workers who lost their jobs after refusing to pay union dues as a condition of employment at Coastal Berry Co., the nation's largest strawberry grower.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1998 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hilton Hotels Corp. on Monday warned Wall Street that its third-quarter earnings will fall below expectations with Asia's continuing financial crises and poor results in its Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos. The Beverly Hills-based company said it expects to report a profit for the quarter ending Sept. 30 in the low 30-cents-a-share range. Most analysts had forecast Hilton to exceed the 35 cents a share--or $91 million--it had generated for the same three-month period last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2000 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision that could produce a victory for the United Farm Workers union in Ventura County, a state labor judge has recommended that workers at the nation's largest strawberry grower be represented by separate bargaining units in Oxnard and Watsonville. The decision is considered a coup for the UFW, which last June lost a statewide election effort to represent pickers at the Coastal Berry Co. to a rival union, the Coastal Berry of California Farm Workers Committee.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1997 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ITT Corp. on Thursday rejected Hilton Hotels Corp.'s sweetened $11.5-billion offer, leaving Hilton to concentrate on its legal options in the nearly 8-month-old takeover saga. New York-based ITT, which owns the Sheraton hotel chain and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, said its board voted unanimously to recommend that shareholders reject Hilton's bid, which ITT described as inadequate.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2003 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Hilton Hotels Corp. reported a tenfold jump in fourth-quarter profit on Monday, but cautioned that a slow business travel market and jitters over a possible war with Iraq had pushed the Beverly Hills-based firm to lower its 2003 earnings expectations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Rekindling a battle over unionization at Southern California's largest mushroom farm, a right-to-work group Tuesday accused the United Farm Workers union of illegally collecting dues and threatening workers at the plant. In charges filed with the state's farm labor board, the National Right to Work Foundation alleges that UFW officials intentionally misled workers at the Pictsweet Mushroom Farm in Ventura by telling them they were required to pay full union dues as a condition of employment.
NEWS
September 5, 1996 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 20 farm workers, including three pregnant women, were treated at hospitals Wednesday for symptoms of pesticide poisoning after a crop-dusting plane apparently missed its mark near Bakersfield and sprinkled the workers with toxic insecticides. Kern County fire and agriculture officials said the plane was spraying a cotton field infested with mites and aphids when the cloud of chemicals began to drift in a slight wind.
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December 18, 2003 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
State labor officials have accused the United Farm Workers union of forcing the dismissal of Oxnard strawberry pickers because they refused to join the labor organization. The complaint, issued last week by lawyers for the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, stems from charges filed in 2001 by the National Right to Work Foundation on behalf of workers at the Coastal Berry Co., the nation's largest strawberry grower.
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December 20, 2003 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
An election aimed at ousting the United Farm Workers of America from Gallo of Sonoma's grape fields should be thrown out because the vintner illegally encouraged the vote, an administrative law judge ruled Friday. In March, Gallo farmhands cast ballots on whether to decertify the union nearly 10 years after the UFW won a campaign to represent more than 300 workers there. The ballots have never been tallied.
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