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May 15, 2000 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An upstart labor union has quietly launched a campaign to organize workers at citrus packinghouses across Ventura County, a movement set to receive its first test this week at a south Oxnard packing plant. The Democratic Union of Packinghouse Workers has petitioned to represent about 120 employees at Oxnard Lemon Co., a company that lost a costly labor lawsuit in 1993 and where union officials say most workers want representation. The vote is scheduled for Friday.
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May 15, 2000 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An upstart labor union has quietly launched a campaign to organize workers at citrus packinghouses across Ventura County, a movement set to receive its first test this week at a south Oxnard packing plant. The Democratic Union of Packinghouse Workers has petitioned to represent about 120 employees at Oxnard Lemon Co., a company that lost a costly labor lawsuit in 1993 and where union officials say most workers want representation. The vote is scheduled for Friday.
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BUSINESS
June 15, 1993
A federal judge in Los Angeles District Court has ruled that Oxnard Lemon Co., a lemon packinghouse in Oxnard, was guilty of discriminating against women in hiring from December, 1987, to May, 1991. The ruling, announced earlier this month, was a partial summary judgment in a case also involving allegations of discrimination in promotions and job assignments. Those aspects of the suit are set for trial in September. The case against Oxnard Lemon, an affiliate of Sunkist Growers Inc.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1993
The Oxnard Lemon Co. last week agreed to pay $575,000 to settle a 1991 lawsuit that accused the packinghouse of discriminatory hiring and employment practices against women. The packinghouse also agreed to maintain non-discriminatory hiring and promotion policies, and to reserve some jobs traditionally held by men. The settlement came after a U.S. District Court judge in June ruled on part of the lawsuit, saying that the company was guilty of discriminating against women in hiring.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1993
The Oxnard Lemon Co. last week agreed to pay $575,000 to settle a 1991 lawsuit that accused the packinghouse of discriminatory hiring and employment practices against women. The packinghouse also agreed to maintain non-discriminatory hiring and promotion policies, and to reserve some jobs traditionally held by men. The settlement came after a U.S. District Court judge in June ruled on part of the lawsuit, saying that the company was guilty of discriminating against women in hiring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
Employers at Oxnard Lemon Co. systematically refused to hire women over a three-year period ending the year the company was sued for sexual discrimination, a federal judge ruled in a partial judgment. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Wednesday the 1991 lawsuit against the fruit-packing firm would continue Sept. 21 to determine the fairness of the company's promotions policy and potential damages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Frances Guzman, the journey out of the shadows began with a simple question of equality. Despite 15 years of sorting and packing lemons for an Oxnard company, Guzman said she saw men with less seniority being promoted ahead of her. They were moving into higher paying positions as fruit loaders and forklift drivers while she was left to toil for near-minimum wages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1993
An item in your Sunday Ventura County Week section was headlined "Women Win Suit." The article stated that 100 women won $575,000 in a wage discrimination suit against the Oxnard Lemon Co. The article went on to say that the lawyers for the women received an additional $675,000 for their services. Unstated was the fee for the lemon company lawyers. Shouldn't you have headlined the article "Lawyers Win Again"? MARVIN MILLER Oxnard
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1991 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
A farm-worker advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the Oxnard Lemon Co., charging that the packinghouse discriminates against women in its hiring practices and restricts them to lower-paid positions. The lawsuit was filed by California Rural Legal Assistance and a Chicago law firm Monday in federal district court in Los Angeles on behalf of seven female employees of the packinghouse. The sex bias case is the second to be filed against area citrus packers in recent years. In February, U.S.
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September 3, 1992 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has allowed a sex discrimination suit originally filed on behalf of seven Ventura County women against a lemon packinghouse to include more female workers. The ruling issued last week by U. S. District Judge David V. Kenyon in Los Angeles allows the class-action suit against the Oxnard Lemon Co. to cover women who had worked or sought work at the packinghouse as far back as December, 1987.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1993
A federal judge in Los Angeles District Court has ruled that Oxnard Lemon Co., a lemon packinghouse in Oxnard, was guilty of discriminating against women in hiring from December, 1987, to May, 1991. The ruling, announced earlier this month, was a partial summary judgment in a case also involving allegations of discrimination in promotions and job assignments. Those aspects of the suit are set for trial in September. The case against Oxnard Lemon, an affiliate of Sunkist Growers Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
Employers at Oxnard Lemon Co. systematically refused to hire women over a three-year period ending the year the company was sued for sexual discrimination, a federal judge ruled in a partial judgment. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Wednesday the 1991 lawsuit against the fruit-packing firm would continue Sept. 21 to determine the fairness of the company's promotions policy and potential damages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Frances Guzman, the journey out of the shadows began with a simple question of equality. Despite 15 years of sorting and packing lemons for an Oxnard company, Guzman said she saw men with less seniority being promoted ahead of her. They were moving into higher paying positions as fruit loaders and forklift drivers while she was left to toil for near-minimum wages.
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May 14, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two Oxnard women who work at the Buenaventura Lemon Co. in Saticoy have joined a sexual discrimination lawsuit that attorneys hope will grow into a class action representing hundreds of other packinghouse workers. The lawsuit served this week against the Dole Food Co. and two subsidiaries alleges systematic discrimination against women by paying them less than men, passing them over for promotions or not hiring them at all.
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February 24, 1995 | STEPHANIE SIMON
Women who may have suffered discrimination when they applied for jobs at the Buenaventura Lemon Co. packinghouse in Saticoy have until April 1 to apply for compensation. Dole Citrus has agreed to pay $530,000 to victims of sex discrimination at three sites: the Saticoy plant, a Central Valley orange packinghouse and a temporary job service based in Porterville.
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