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October 24, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers in an East Berlin factory on Monday announced the formation of the country's first independent trade union. Hours later, more than 100,000 East Germans demonstrated in Leipzig, calling on the new government to institute political and economic reforms. It was the first big demonstration since Egon Krenz took over last Wednesday as East Germany's Communist leader.
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January 7, 2011 | By Kirti Baranwal and Gillian Russom
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in an inflammatory speech last month, referred to United Teachers Los Angeles as the "loudest opponent and the largest obstacle to creating quality schools. " In his enthusiasm to join the national chorus blaming teachers unions, he chose to ignore the myriad positive reforms teachers are making in L.A. schools with the support of our union leadership. We are UTLA representatives at schools in the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, or PLAS, which is affiliated with the mayor's office, and which the mayor has repeatedly identified as "my partnership schools.
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OPINION
January 7, 2011 | By Kirti Baranwal and Gillian Russom
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in an inflammatory speech last month, referred to United Teachers Los Angeles as the "loudest opponent and the largest obstacle to creating quality schools. " In his enthusiasm to join the national chorus blaming teachers unions, he chose to ignore the myriad positive reforms teachers are making in L.A. schools with the support of our union leadership. We are UTLA representatives at schools in the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, or PLAS, which is affiliated with the mayor's office, and which the mayor has repeatedly identified as "my partnership schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2009 | Jason Song and Seema Mehta
Richard Rivera joined the Algebra Project at exactly the wrong time. After three years at charter schools, Rivera returned to the Los Angeles Unified School District last year as a math coach -- a kind of roving instructor and supervisor -- at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park. He also agreed to work on the Algebra Project, a new program designed to keep low-achieving students involved in math.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Reform Judaism's synagogue union praised President Bush's leadership since Sept. 11, while urging him to preserve civil liberties during the war on terror. The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, representing more than 900 liberal synagogues, issued the resolution at its biennial conference. The union praised Bush as a model of service and tolerance for trying to protect civilians in U.S. airstrikes and for condemning "our home-grown fundamentalists."
BUSINESS
July 14, 1994 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prospects for sweeping labor law reforms envisioned by the Clinton Administration and organized labor were badly damaged by this week's defeat of a bill intended to ban companies from firing and permanently replacing strikers, many business and labor observers say. To hold any serious chance of passage, future labor law proposals backed by unions and the Administration will need to be moderated to satisfy conservatives, the observers say. Several factors figure in their reasoning.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | JOHN A. MacDONALD, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Dale Dettra, a demographic analyst at CIGNA Corp., wanted to know more about the national debate over health-care reform. So, when Dettra, 35, of Chester, Conn., received two invitations--one from his congressman, the other from his company--to a meeting on the subject, he decided to attend, thereby becoming part of a discussion with far-reaching implications for his company and the nation.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, stung by conservative criticism of his leadership, Thursday denounced as slander allegations that he failed to obtain Communist Party approval of sweeping reforms intended to establish a market economy in the Soviet Union. "To consider that this idea and program dropped from the sky, or that somebody is undertaking an overnight coup d'etat to change our course, that is slander," Gorbachev told delegates to a party conference.
NEWS
December 2, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, unopposed for election as the president of Kazakhstan in Soviet Central Asia, said Sunday that he views the vote as a referendum on his plans to introduce a free-market economy in the republic and will take his virtually certain victory as a mandate to privatize state-owned industry and agriculture there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An unlikely alliance of police union leaders, civil rights lawyers and a mayoral candidate Monday endorsed a report alleging that the Los Angeles Police Department's top management, county prosecutors and judges all bear responsibility for the Rampart corruption scandal. In fact, the scandal has laid bare "grave problems" not only in the LAPD, but in the broader criminal justice system, said the study's author, USC constitutional law professor Erwin Chemerinsky.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Reform Judaism's synagogue union praised President Bush's leadership since Sept. 11, while urging him to preserve civil liberties during the war on terror. The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, representing more than 900 liberal synagogues, issued the resolution at its biennial conference. The union praised Bush as a model of service and tolerance for trying to protect civilians in U.S. airstrikes and for condemning "our home-grown fundamentalists."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An unlikely alliance of police union leaders, civil rights lawyers and a mayoral candidate Monday endorsed a report alleging that the Los Angeles Police Department's top management, county prosecutors and judges all bear responsibility for the Rampart corruption scandal. In fact, the scandal has laid bare "grave problems" not only in the LAPD, but in the broader criminal justice system, said the study's author, USC constitutional law professor Erwin Chemerinsky.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A month after the California Democratic Party began running television ads attacking Rep. James E. Rogan's record on education, the Republican incumbent launched a cable counteroffensive, portraying himself as a backer of school reform. The ad was unveiled Tuesday as Democratic challenger Adam Schiff, a state senator from Burbank, announced that he would be unable to attend the first scheduled debate between the two candidates.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1994 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prospects for sweeping labor law reforms envisioned by the Clinton Administration and organized labor were badly damaged by this week's defeat of a bill intended to ban companies from firing and permanently replacing strikers, many business and labor observers say. To hold any serious chance of passage, future labor law proposals backed by unions and the Administration will need to be moderated to satisfy conservatives, the observers say. Several factors figure in their reasoning.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | JOHN A. MacDONALD, THE HARTFORD COURANT
Dale Dettra, a demographic analyst at CIGNA Corp., wanted to know more about the national debate over health-care reform. So, when Dettra, 35, of Chester, Conn., received two invitations--one from his congressman, the other from his company--to a meeting on the subject, he decided to attend, thereby becoming part of a discussion with far-reaching implications for his company and the nation.
NEWS
December 2, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, unopposed for election as the president of Kazakhstan in Soviet Central Asia, said Sunday that he views the vote as a referendum on his plans to introduce a free-market economy in the republic and will take his virtually certain victory as a mandate to privatize state-owned industry and agriculture there.
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, voting Sunday in the Soviet Union's local and republic elections, said he sees the voting as "a people's referendum on perestroika" and hopes they will bring new faces into the government to promote reform.
NEWS
June 14, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boris N. Yeltsin's decisive victory in the Russian Federation presidential election will propel him into a key role in shaping the future of the Soviet Union, and that outlook is now for a more rapid and radical break with the socialism of the past 73 years. Yeltsin won 60% of the votes in the election on Wednesday, according to a provisional report by the Russian Central Election Commission, after campaigning for a popular mandate to accelerate the pace of change and broaden its scope.
NEWS
November 26, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another blow to the Teamsters Union's Establishment, reform-minded union members have ousted international President William J. McCarthy as head of a Boston Teamster local that he ran for 35 years. McCarthy, 72, and several other executives of Local 25 were beaten overwhelmingly last weekend by a slate of candidates that supported Ron Carey, the New York Teamster running for international president on a radical reform platform.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UnionFed Financial Corp., parent of ailing Union Federal Savings Bank, said Tuesday that the Office of Thrift Supervision has approved a revised plan to bring the S&L into compliance with federal capital requirements during 1994. A UnionFed spokesman said the plan calls for the thrift, with $2.2 billion in assets, to limit its lending activities to mortgage loans on one- to four-unit residential properties and to curtail commercial and construction lending.
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