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April 1, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labor relations used to be a simple thing at Binion's Horseshoe. As old-timers remember it, Benny Binion--the casino's charismatic founder and patriarch of one of this city's pioneer gaming families--approved union contracts with little ado while sitting at his favorite booth in the club's coffee shop. There was a strike once, back in the 1960s, but it didn't last long. Legend has it that Benny bought beer for the pickets and had them back on the job within three days.
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BUSINESS
April 28, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tentative settlement has been reached between hundreds of food servers and a major concessionaire at Staples Center, clearing the way for a labor peace accord that has been eagerly sought by planners of the August Democratic National Convention. The deal, which is expected to be ratified by union members today, gives stand workers a 42% raise over the next 4 1/2 years and extends full family medical insurance to part-time workers.
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July 22, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Escalating a four-year labor dispute, Southern California rabbis today will urge a halt to Jewish donations to USC as they link the hardship of university workers with their own sacred fast day dedicated to commemorating community suffering and loss. The action, aimed at obtaining job security for USC food and housing workers, comes on the fast day of Tisha b'Av. The day of mourning marks the ancient destruction of the two Jerusalem temples and the long history of other Jewish calamities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1999 | From A Times Staff Writer
The bitter four-year labor dispute between USC and its cafeteria workers and janitors over a written guarantee of job security was settled Monday. The university and the workers, represented by Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, have reached a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. The high-profile standoff, which attracted the attention of celebrities and religious leaders such as Cardinal Roger M.
NEWS
September 6, 1998 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dispute with implications for the future of Los Angeles' Koreatown, a group of community organizers and hundreds of immigrant restaurant owners are waging a bitter fight over wages and working conditions. But underneath, it is a power struggle between generations, stemming from different political and cultural values and aspirations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1992 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of the 175 workers at the Hyatt Wilshire Hotel, 1991 ended with a thud. Before dawn Tuesday, their jobs disappeared as a Korea-based hotel chain opening its first U.S. outlet assumed ownership and management of the 396-room Mid-Wilshire hotel and brought in a virtually new set of employees. The practice, which is legal, is most often used by new management companies that want to cut labor costs by ridding themselves of a unionized work force such as that at the Hyatt Wilshire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1991 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zoila Herrera Manzano worked thousands of hours at the Jang Mo Gip restaurant on Garden Grove Boulevard--sometimes 12 hours a day, six days a week. She emptied trash cans, washed dishes and cleaned toilets. But Herrera, a 33-year-old, Spanish-speaking immigrant from Mexico, was paid just a little over $2 an hour during a 16-month period of employment beginning in December, 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1995
A union representing workers at a recently closed Japanese restaurant Downtown has negotiated an agreement with the building's managers allowing the employees to work at a new restaurant that will open in the same space. Fourteen workers at the Minami Restaurant, 930 Wilshire Blvd., lost their jobs when the restaurant closed June 30. The agreement, negotiated with management of the L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992
About 4,600 union employees at eight downtown, San Fernando Valley and Westside hotels rejected a management contract offer and voted Thursday to begin staging nonviolent demonstrations next week at several hotels, union officials said. Maria Elena Durazo, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union Local 11, said the voice vote by members was taken after the union's collective bargaining agreement with the Los Angeles Hotel Employer's Council expired at midnight Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1992 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As hundreds of applicants waited in line outside a new downtown hotel for job interviews Wednesday, about 25 union demonstrators demanded that management immediately allow employees to vote on whether to unionize. The protesters from Local 11 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union, joined by representatives from several community organizations, demonstrated in front of the Inter-Continental Hotel in Bunker Hill's California Plaza.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Escalating a four-year labor dispute, Southern California rabbis today will urge a halt to Jewish donations to USC as they link the hardship of university workers with their own sacred fast day dedicated to commemorating community suffering and loss. The action, aimed at obtaining job security for USC food and housing workers, comes on the fast day of Tisha b'Av. The day of mourning marks the ancient destruction of the two Jerusalem temples and the long history of other Jewish calamities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1999 | Crystal Carreon, (714) 966-7835
Employees at Tinseltown Studios have voted to join a union affiliated with the AFL-CIO. After protesters in April alleged unfair labor practices at the entertainment venue, select employees voted in a National Labor Relations Board election to join the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts, a union based in New York City. The union will represent about 30 Tinseltown employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
A hunger striking union leader representing USC cafeteria workers and janitors ended her 11-day fast Thursday, although the dispute over job security that triggered her protest continues. Maria Elena Durazo, president of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees, Local 11, took a sip of chicken broth in her trailer parked across from the USC campus and told supporters: "I have ended my fast, but will continue my struggle."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1999 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to close a contentious chapter in the history of Koreatown, community leaders announced Wednesday the formation of a mediation and arbitration panel to handle disputes between restaurant owners and their workers. "We are making history," said Young-Seok Suh, president of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, whose office played a key role in bringing the feuding sides to the table.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1998 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tearful but determined Koreatown waitress Saturday urged local, state and federal officials to enforce labor laws with vigilance so that other restaurant workers will be spared her pain. During an unprecedented meeting between authorities and Koreatown restaurant workers who spoke about their wages and working conditions, Jung Hee Lee said that she suffered a debilitating back injury while on the job.
NEWS
September 6, 1998 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dispute with implications for the future of Los Angeles' Koreatown, a group of community organizers and hundreds of immigrant restaurant owners are waging a bitter fight over wages and working conditions. But underneath, it is a power struggle between generations, stemming from different political and cultural values and aspirations.
NEWS
July 16, 1995
A union representing workers at a recently closed Japanese restaurant has negotiated an agreement with the building's managers allowing the employees to work at a new restaurant that will open in the same space. Workers at the Minami Restaurant, 930 Wilshire Blvd., lost their jobs when the restaurant closed June 30. Many of the 14 employees, mostly waitresses, cooks and busboys, had worked at the Japanese restaurant from six to 20 years.
SPORTS
February 28, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN
Picket signs could ring Edison International Field of Anaheim if the union representing food service workers at the stadium cannot reach agreement on a new contract by the Angels' opening day. The contract between the union and Ogden Management expires next month, and a union official said management must retreat from a contract proposal calling for sharp cuts in wages and benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1998 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal probe of Koreatown-area restaurants uncovered rampant violations of minimum wage and overtime laws, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday. In a sweep of 43 randomly picked restaurants, investigators found that 200 workers were underpaid by $250,000. All but two of the restaurants had violated the labor laws, said regional spokesman Tino Serrano of the U.S. Labor Department.
SPORTS
March 14, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA and CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The union representing food service workers at Edison Field ratified a three-year contract with Ogden Management, a union official said Friday.
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