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August 15, 1995 | DON LEE
Scores of workers at Pacific Bell Directory, publisher of the telephone company's Yellow Pages, went on strike Monday afternoon at several sites in the Southland, including this city, union officials said. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said many of the 550 clerical and sales staff at Pacific Bell Directory's offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim and the San Fernando Valley walked out at 3:30 p.m.
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March 6, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court jury in Santa Ana has awarded $2.1 million to five Yellow Pages sales agents who alleged that their employer coerced them into taking early retirement. Some pension and benefit specialists said the jury's decision clearly reflects increasing angst over corporate downsizing and the loss of the employee-employer loyalty bond.
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March 6, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court jury in Santa Ana has awarded $2.1 million to five Yellow Pages sales agents who alleged that their employer coerced them into taking early retirement. Some pension and benefit specialists said the jury's decision clearly reflects increasing angst over corporate downsizing and the loss of the employee-employer loyalty bond.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1995 | DON LEE
Scores of workers at Pacific Bell Directory, publisher of the telephone company's Yellow Pages, went on strike Monday afternoon at several sites in the Southland, including this city, union officials said. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said many of the 550 clerical and sales staff at Pacific Bell Directory's offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim and the San Fernando Valley walked out at 3:30 p.m.
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October 18, 1996 | BONNIE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hoisting the 1,700-page telephone directory for several North County communities used to be a test of strength. Now, reading it has become a test of eyesight. The GTE Directories company says it will save "millions of dollars" by using smaller paper and type in the 10 million directories it will distribute by spring in Southern California. Aside from saving costs, GTE spokeswoman Laura Volberding says, the directories' smaller size makes them "more user friendly."
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