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NEWS
March 27, 1988
Lawyers for workers affected by California's proposed new sub-minimum wage say the new category is a subterfuge to let employers pay tipped workers less. They are seeking a court ruling to block it. The proposed wage would pay waiters, waitresses and other tipped employees $3.50 an hour, or 75 cents less than the minimum pay for other workers. A restaurant industry spokesman said that tipped workers already are making more than the minimum wage.
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BUSINESS
April 6, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 50 members of the union that represents employees at some of Anaheim's major entertainment venues held a boisterous protest in front of the new Tinseltown Studios on Monday, alleging that employees there are being mistreated because they don't have a union contract. The rally took place as nearly 800 people streamed through the front doors of the dinner theater Monday morning for the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon for the Anaheim Angels.
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NEWS
September 26, 1988 | From Reuters
Workers in state restaurants in Communist Yugoslavia have threatened to go on strike to protest against economic reforms that have allowed the private catering sector to mushroom. "The current tax system stimulates private cafes, and their owners are really living it up," Rade Petkovic, director of the state-owned Belgrade restaurant Madera, was quoted as saying in the Belgrade newspaper Vecernje Novosti. "State-owned restaurants are severely handicapped by . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1995 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Restaurateur Joseph K. Knight has opened a new eatery and an old wound--infuriating restaurant workers who still have not been paid tens of thousands of dollars in wages since two of his other restaurants went out of business. As many as 100 waiters, cooks and other employees lost their jobs and several weeks' pay in the closures of the Seafood Grill & Broiler restaurants in Northridge and Woodland Hills just before Christmas, 1993.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 50 members of the union that represents employees at some of Anaheim's major entertainment venues held a boisterous protest in front of the new Tinseltown Studios on Monday, alleging that employees there are being mistreated because they don't have a union contract. The rally took place as nearly 800 people streamed through the front doors of the dinner theater Monday morning for the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon for the Anaheim Angels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
In what his aides consider a vivid demonstration of Los Angeles' new ethnic politics, Mayor Tom Bradley has pledged to help a resurgent, mostly Latino, hotel workers' union organize a fast-growing industry that provides thousands of jobs.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court, reviewing a hard-fought legal battle between labor groups and employers, was asked Wednesday to strike down a subminimum wage for restaurant workers and other employees who receive tips. Lawyers for the state AFL-CIO and several individual workers told the justices that the two-tier wage system implemented in July conflicts with a state law intended to bar lesser pay for tipped employees.
NEWS
December 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Nebraska restaurant chain founded and still partially owned by Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Democratic presidential candidate, has been cited by the Labor Department for 116 violations of federal child-labor laws and fined $64,000, the Washington Post reported. The Post, quoting government sources, said federal investigators have alleged child-labor violations--most of them involving illegal hours--in every one of the eight restaurants in the Grandmothers Inc. chain, which employs about 900 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992
Four state legislators and a member of the Los Angeles City Council called on the management of Canter's Restaurant to negotiate with Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union to settle a 2-year-old labor dispute. "There is no justification for your refusal to talk," the five lawmakers said in a letter. Assembly members Terry B. Friedman, Burt Margolin and Barbara Friedman joined state Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1995 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Restaurateur Joseph K. Knight has opened a new eatery and an old wound--infuriating restaurant workers who still have not been paid tens of thousands of dollars in wages since two of his other restaurants went out of business. As many as 100 waiters, cooks and other employees lost their jobs and several weeks' pay in the closures of the Seafood Grill & Broiler restaurants in Northridge and Woodland Hills just before Christmas, 1993.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1993 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Denny's restaurant chain has been hit by yet another charge of racial discrimination, this time by a former waiter who alleges that managers at a Costa Mesa restaurant illegally cut back his hours and eventually forced him to quit. The allegations, made in a Superior Court suit filed Friday in Santa Ana by Andre Anderson, who is black, came one day after five African-Americans from San Diego alleged that another Denny's restaurant in Costa Mesa refused to serve them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992
Four state legislators and a member of the Los Angeles City Council called on the management of Canter's Restaurant to negotiate with Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union to settle a 2-year-old labor dispute. "There is no justification for your refusal to talk," the five lawmakers said in a letter. Assembly members Terry B. Friedman, Burt Margolin and Barbara Friedman joined state Sen.
NEWS
December 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Nebraska restaurant chain founded and still partially owned by Sen. Bob Kerrey, a Democratic presidential candidate, has been cited by the Labor Department for 116 violations of federal child-labor laws and fined $64,000, the Washington Post reported. The Post, quoting government sources, said federal investigators have alleged child-labor violations--most of them involving illegal hours--in every one of the eight restaurants in the Grandmothers Inc. chain, which employs about 900 people.
NEWS
May 4, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appeals court has ruled that a 63-year-old chef, fired from his job at a Black Angus restaurant in Garden Grove, was the victim of age discrimination and is entitled to $290,932 in compensation. In its ruling Thursday, the appeals court pointed to a note by the chef's boss that was written on a yellow piece of paper and said, "On or about March '87 we are going to get rid of all chefs over 40."
BUSINESS
May 1, 1991 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came from Los Angeles with Hollywood money and haute cuisine. But four months later, the celebrity proprietors of a glitzy Aspen, Colo., restaurant left in a rush, stiffing workers on their paychecks and leaving suppliers with thousands of dollars in unpaid bills, police say. "They have left owing money," confirmed Aspen police Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989 | RUTH REICHL, Times Restaurant Editor
Just before billionaire Marvin Davis boarded a plane from New York to Los Angeles a few years ago, he called his wife. "I'm bringing $1,000 worth of food from the Carnegie Deli," he said. When his plane stopped in Denver, he called her again. This time he said, "I'm bringing $600 worth of food from the Carnegie." Davis is a big man with a big appetite, and this time he's taken a big bite out of the Big Apple.
NEWS
May 4, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appeals court has ruled that a 63-year-old chef, fired from his job at a Black Angus restaurant in Garden Grove, was the victim of age discrimination and is entitled to $290,932 in compensation. In its ruling Thursday, the appeals court pointed to a note by the chef's boss that was written on a yellow piece of paper and said, "On or about March '87 we are going to get rid of all chefs over 40."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989 | RUTH REICHL, Times Restaurant Editor
Just before billionaire Marvin Davis boarded a plane from New York to Los Angeles a few years ago, he called his wife. "I'm bringing $1,000 worth of food from the Carnegie Deli," he said. When his plane stopped in Denver, he called her again. This time he said, "I'm bringing $600 worth of food from the Carnegie." Davis is a big man with a big appetite, and this time he's taken a big bite out of the Big Apple.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
In what his aides consider a vivid demonstration of Los Angeles' new ethnic politics, Mayor Tom Bradley has pledged to help a resurgent, mostly Latino, hotel workers' union organize a fast-growing industry that provides thousands of jobs.
NEWS
September 26, 1988 | From Reuters
Workers in state restaurants in Communist Yugoslavia have threatened to go on strike to protest against economic reforms that have allowed the private catering sector to mushroom. "The current tax system stimulates private cafes, and their owners are really living it up," Rade Petkovic, director of the state-owned Belgrade restaurant Madera, was quoted as saying in the Belgrade newspaper Vecernje Novosti. "State-owned restaurants are severely handicapped by . . .
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