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November 19, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
It may be some companies' worst nightmare: the National Labor Relations Board, which is fully functioning with all its members for the first time since August 2003, is beginning to investigate labor practices and big companies, and so far, has sided with labor. The NLRB's general counsel said Monday that it had investigated charges against Wal-Mart regarding employee protests last year in 13 states including California. It found that the retailer unlawfully threatened employees with reprisal if they engaged in strikes on Black Friday, unlawfully disciplined workers who did in engage in those strikes and unlawfully treated employees in other stores in anticipation of them participating in strikes or other labor activities.
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BUSINESS
November 19, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
It may be some companies' worst nightmare: the National Labor Relations Board, which is fully functioning with all its members for the first time since August 2003, is beginning to investigate labor practices and big companies, and so far, has sided with labor. The NLRB's general counsel said Monday that it had investigated charges against Wal-Mart regarding employee protests last year in 13 states including California. It found that the retailer unlawfully threatened employees with reprisal if they engaged in strikes on Black Friday, unlawfully disciplined workers who did in engage in those strikes and unlawfully treated employees in other stores in anticipation of them participating in strikes or other labor activities.
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SPORTS
July 30, 2000 | DARIN ESPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It should be no surprise that Sprint Car Racing Assn. two-time defending champion and points leader Richard Griffin came up a little short to Mike Kirby of Lomita in the 30-lap feature race Saturday night at Ventura Raceway. Griffin, of Silver City, N.M., almost did not make the race. His private plane developed engine trouble before he reached Arizona, forcing him to rent a car, drive to Phoenix, take a commercial flight to Los Angeles, rent another car and drive to the track.
NATIONAL
October 25, 2007 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
The State Department's diplomatic security chief resigned Wednesday, marking the first departure of a government official with oversight responsibility for the administration's troubled private security contractor program. Richard J. Griffin, the assistant secretary of State for diplomatic security, did not give a reason for his resignation when he met with Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte. State Department spokesmen confirmed the departure, which is effective Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1988 | GUY MAXTONE-GRAHAM, Times Staff Writer
The investigation of a Hawthorne man accused of swindling homeowners in need of loans has expanded as officials filed new charges naming 22 victims and said they expect to find scores more across Southern California. The Los Angeles city attorney has brought a total of 66 misdemeanor charges against Richard Griffin, 56, who is accused of running a swindle in which homeowners facing foreclosure on their mortgages were promised refinancing to save their homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
S o who's next to expect me to apologize ? . . . the tears in my eyes Will never fall. --Professor Griff, "Love Thy Enemy" As those lines from Professor Griff's upcoming solo album indicate, the former "minister of information" of the controversial rap group Public Enemy is not saying he's sorry for declaring that Jews are responsible for "the majority of the wickedness" around the world in an interview last May.
SPORTS
August 16, 1996 | BRYAN RODGERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Griffin will be off to a flying start long before he sets the wheels of his sprint car onto the track for the feature race tonight at Ventura Raceway. Griffin, a resident of Silver City, N.M., will already have flown himself into town in his Cessna 210 airplane, a routine he follows frequently. Griffin's hometown is in an isolated region of New Mexico. The closest places for him to race are in Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas, both of which are 150 miles away.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
One of the most highly-charged elements of "Do the Right Thing," Spike Lee's controversial film about race relations in America, is the song that is heard repeatedly in the movie: Public Enemy's "Fight the Power."
NATIONAL
October 25, 2007 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
The State Department's diplomatic security chief resigned Wednesday, marking the first departure of a government official with oversight responsibility for the administration's troubled private security contractor program. Richard J. Griffin, the assistant secretary of State for diplomatic security, did not give a reason for his resignation when he met with Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte. State Department spokesmen confirmed the departure, which is effective Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1988
Authorities have upped the ante in their search for a Hawthorne man accused of swindling homeowners in need of loans. Richard Griffin, who disappeared earlier this week after 66 misdemeanor counts were brought against him, now faces prosecution on 46 felony charges. Griffin is accused of running a scam in which homeowners facing foreclosure were promised, but never received, refinancing to save their homes.
SPORTS
July 30, 2000 | DARIN ESPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It should be no surprise that Sprint Car Racing Assn. two-time defending champion and points leader Richard Griffin came up a little short to Mike Kirby of Lomita in the 30-lap feature race Saturday night at Ventura Raceway. Griffin, of Silver City, N.M., almost did not make the race. His private plane developed engine trouble before he reached Arizona, forcing him to rent a car, drive to Phoenix, take a commercial flight to Los Angeles, rent another car and drive to the track.
SPORTS
August 16, 1996 | BRYAN RODGERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Griffin will be off to a flying start long before he sets the wheels of his sprint car onto the track for the feature race tonight at Ventura Raceway. Griffin, a resident of Silver City, N.M., will already have flown himself into town in his Cessna 210 airplane, a routine he follows frequently. Griffin's hometown is in an isolated region of New Mexico. The closest places for him to race are in Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas, both of which are 150 miles away.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
S o who's next to expect me to apologize ? . . . the tears in my eyes Will never fall. --Professor Griff, "Love Thy Enemy" As those lines from Professor Griff's upcoming solo album indicate, the former "minister of information" of the controversial rap group Public Enemy is not saying he's sorry for declaring that Jews are responsible for "the majority of the wickedness" around the world in an interview last May.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
One of the most highly-charged elements of "Do the Right Thing," Spike Lee's controversial film about race relations in America, is the song that is heard repeatedly in the movie: Public Enemy's "Fight the Power."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1988 | GUY MAXTONE-GRAHAM, Times Staff Writer
The investigation of a Hawthorne man accused of swindling homeowners in need of loans has expanded as officials filed new charges naming 22 victims and said they expect to find scores more across Southern California. The Los Angeles city attorney has brought a total of 66 misdemeanor charges against Richard Griffin, 56, who is accused of running a swindle in which homeowners facing foreclosure on their mortgages were promised refinancing to save their homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1988
Richard Griffin has been named head of the Secret Service's Los Angeles office. Griffin, 38, has worked for the Secret Service since 1971, and was one of former President Jimmy Carter's guards. He replaces Gary Jenkins. The Los Angeles office, which oversees bureaus in Southern California and Nevada, including more than 130 agents, is the third largest of the Secret Service's field offices.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1990 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Professor Griff's Solo Debut: A solo debut album by Professor Griff, the controversial Public Enemy "community liaison" coordinator, will include a recording of the May 22 Washington Times interview in which Griff (real name: Richard Griffin) declared that Jews are responsible for the "majority of evil" in the world, starting a swarm of debate around the New York rap group. Griff's album, titled "Pawn in the Game," is scheduled to be released Feb.
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