CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1985
President Reagan's nomination of William E. Brock III to be secretary of labor is a rare case of inspired federal personnel policy. Brock is a natural politician whose career has involved debating and negotiating broader issues than wages and working conditions. He is bright and outgoing. Lane Kirkland, the president of the AFL-CIO, calls him an "old friend." Without the burden of suspicions about his past that made his predecessor, Raymond J.
May 21, 1985 |
Labor Secretary William Brock on Tuesday scrapped proposals to downgrade regional offices in three cities and cut 196 federal jobs, moves he said would have hurt the Labor Department's enforcement activities. The budget proposal for fiscal 1986 by aides to Brock's predecessor, Raymond J. Donovan, would have saved $10 million a year, but a statement by the new labor secretary said, "Simply in terms of cost versus benefits, such a closure is not justifiable."
September 10, 1986 |
Jury selection began Tuesday for the business fraud trial of former U.S. Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan, after prosecutors failed in an effort to conceal some potential witnesses' names. Nearly two years after Donovan, nine other men and two companies were indicted, state Supreme Court Justice John P. Collins began questioning potential jurors from a pool of 99. In New York state, the Supreme Court is a trial court. "I'm pleased that we're under way.
September 6, 1986 |
A judge separated a co-defendant from former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan's criminal case Friday and scheduled jury selection in the main case to begin Tuesday. The ruling clears the way for the trial of the first Cabinet secretary ever indicted when in office. Judge John P. Collins made the ruling after three days of hearings on the health of co-defendant Ronald Schiavone that delayed the start of the trial this week.
May 25, 1985 |
Robert A. Rowland quit a stormy 10-month tenure as head of the Labor Department's worker safety and health agency Friday, hours after ethics officials cleared him of conflict-of-interest charges involving stock holdings in companies the agency regulates. Rowland's resignation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which takes effect July 1, openly pleased organized labor officials who had attacked him for refusing to issue long-sought rules covering farm and chemical workers.
January 10, 1989 |
A Chicago bank that was the government's biggest target of racial and sexual discrimination charges has agreed to pay $14 million in back pay, the largest such settlement ever obtained by the federal government, the Labor Department said today.
January 17, 1985 |
A federal judge Wednesday refused Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan's request to move his trial from state court to federal court, declaring that the criminal charges he faces have nothing to do with his official duties. In denying Donovan's motion, U.S. District Judge Lloyd F.
November 3, 1987 |
President Reagan today nominated Ann Dore McLaughlin, a Republican public relations veteran who has held several top jobs in the Nixon and Reagan administrations, to succeed William E. Brock as secretary of labor for the last 15 months of the Reagan Administration. "Welcome to the team," Reagan told her at a Rose Garden ceremony. "She'll give the Labor Department decisive and forceful leadership," he said.
May 24, 1985 |
Robert A. Rowland, embattled director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, resigned today just after the Office of Government Ethics cleared him of conflict of interest in a review of $1 million in stock holdings he has in industries which he regulates. Rowland said in a letter of resignation to President Reagan that he is leaving July 1. A former Texas campaign fund-raiser for Reagan, Rowland was appointed assistant secretary of labor in charge of OSHA last July.
January 31, 1988 |
Vice President George Bush, who has tried to claim ethics in government as his personal passion, snapped an angry "No" on Saturday when asked to comment on new disclosures in the investigation of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III. At a community meeting here in this small south-central Iowa town, a citizen asked what Bush would do as President to "upgrade" his Administration in light of scandals to hit the Reagan Administration. Meese's name was not mentioned by the citizen.