CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2000 |
A measure that would have improved labor and living conditions for workers in the stables of California's racetracks was vetoed by Gov. Gray Davis late Saturday over concerns that part of the bill would foster gambling in the state. The bill, AB 2760, was unique in that it had garnered almost unanimous support from legislators and the often fractious coalition of trainers, breeders and horse and track owners that make up the state's racing industry.
May 12, 1992 |
By a vote of 488-185, members of the union representing pari-mutuel clerks agreed to a compromise contract with California racing associations Monday, putting an end to nearly twoweeks of labor-management strife. Veteran clerks will return to their posts at Hollywood Park, Los Alamitos, Golden Gate and the many satellite betting sites Wednesday, taking over for non-union replacements who steppedin when the previous contract expired at midnight, April 29.
May 6, 1992 |
The contract dispute between California racetracks and pari-mutuel clerks moves from the bargaining table to the sidewalks today, when picket lines will go up at Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Los Alamitos and Del Mar. Attorneys for the Service Employees Union International, Local 280, have sought injunctions against the racetracks for requiring clerks to sign non-union employment agreements, and for operating satellite betting facilities without a union contract.