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BUSINESS
November 10, 2003 | From Times staff and wire reports
A federal mediator will meet today with leaders of the union representing 70,000 Southern California grocery workers and executives from three supermarket chains in their first talks since the beginning of a month-old strike and lockout, union officials said. "We will go into mediation on Monday with an open mind and some level of flexibility," John Arnold, spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers union, said Friday. Peter J.
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BUSINESS
July 6, 2000 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal mediators have summoned both sides in the 10-week-old strike by actors against the advertising industry to a meeting later this month to try to break the stalemate. The New York session is scheduled for July 20, with the possibility that it could last another day if mediators make progress in trying to push both sides back into serious negotiations to end the strike over how actors are to be paid for appearing in commercials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
In a move to forestall a referendum, Councilman Bill Vardoulis offered Tuesday to mediate between the Irvine Co. and a slow-growth group that successfully halted the company's proposed 3,800-home Westpark II project last month. Vardoulis' suggestion came during a City Council discussion on whether to call an election to determine if the Irvine Co. should be allowed to build Westpark II just north of the current Westpark.
NEWS
June 1, 1994 | MARC LACEY and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles police officers staged Day 2 of their mass sickout Tuesday, causing only minor disruption of public service but exasperating city officials and prompting Mayor Richard Riordan to call for a mediator to step in. In an unusual joint appearance designed to signal the seriousness and solidarity of the city's leadership, Riordan appeared with seven council members standing behind him as he spelled out the city's budget woes.
NEWS
January 10, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A faint hope for peace Sunday has once again placed Samuel Ruiz, the outspoken bishop of this embattled diocese, at the center of a conflict over indigenous rights just as the Mexican government seeks to blame Roman Catholic priests for last week's peasant uprising. Ruiz was asked to mediate in the armed insurrection by a group claiming to represent rebels of the Zapatista National Liberation Army.
SPORTS
December 7, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Special mediator William J. Usery came down on the side of the striking baseball players Tuesday, urging owners to give up their revised plans to implement the salary cap on Dec. 15 and saying it's basically up to the owners to create a new relationship based on trust and respect. "Not only do we need to get a new collective bargaining agreement, we need to get a new relationship," Usery said after talking to more than 80 players at the union's executive board meeting in Atlanta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1990 | ERIK HAMILTON
In the hopes of breaking stalled contract negotiations between elementary school teachers and the Fullerton School District, the president of the teachers' union said a mediator will be used when talks resume in December. While most issues have been resolved since contract negotiations started last May, the district and teachers still disagree about salaries and medical benefits, said Marge Trares, president of the Fullerton Elementary Teachers Assn. District Supt.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2001 | Joseph Menn
The federal judge overseeing the landmark antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. is expected next week to appoint a mediator in hopes of brokering a settlement. Attorneys for the software giant, the Justice Department and the 18 states suing Microsoft spoke in a conference call with U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Later, the sides declined to discuss the call.
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