February 11, 2002 |
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has dropped accounting firm Andersen amid questions surrounding its audits of energy trader Enron Corp., but other major hotel and gaming clients said they would stay with the firm for now. Andersen acts as auditor for most of the biggest casino operators in Las Vegas, including MGM Mirage, Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Mandalay Resort Group.
October 16, 1997 |
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.
October 17, 1996 |
On the south bank of the Missouri River in Kansas City, Mo., the Flamingo Casino--a $110-million riverboat gambling hall--was expected to have opened by Labor Day weekend to throngs of gamblers eager to try their luck at the floating version of Las Vegas. But the glittering Flamingo Casino and its 800 workers have remained idled for weeks after running aground on a local controversy that has proved an embarrassing and costly episode for its owner: Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corp.
November 22, 2000 |
"No Grapes!"--a spirited rallying cry of the labor movement and the political left for much of the last four decades--officially receded into history Tuesday as the United Farm Workers of America declared an end to its protracted boycott of California table grapes. The announcement by UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez makes official what had already become a fait accompli; the union and even its loyal followers had mostly lost interest in the sanction against the state's grape growers.
September 15, 1998 |
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.
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March 8, 2000 |
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.
August 15, 1997 |
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.
January 28, 2003 |
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.
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March 24, 2004 |
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.
September 5, 1996 |
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.