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April 14, 2000 | EDMUND SANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of one of Orange County's largest unions was ousted Thursday by its international leadership for using union funds to take personal trips to San Francisco and Las Vegas, union officials said. Ruben L. Gomez, business manager for the 3,100-member Laborers' International Union Local 652 in Santa Ana, was also banned from holding office for five years and ordered to repay an undetermined amount for the cost of two 1997 trips.
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April 14, 2000 | EDMUND SANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of one of Orange County's largest unions was ousted Thursday by its international leadership for using union funds to take personal trips to San Francisco and Las Vegas, union officials said. Ruben L. Gomez, business manager for the 3,100-member Laborers' International Union Local 652 in Santa Ana, was also banned from holding office for five years and ordered to repay an undetermined amount for the cost of two 1997 trips.
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November 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Union Organizing Drive Fails: The biggest labor organizing effort in Orange County in two decades ended in crushing defeat when workers at an ITT Cannon electronics plant rejected union representation by more than 5 to 1. Workers voted 786 to 141 against representation by the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 652. About 90% of the company's 1,041 eligible workers voted in the election, which capped an eight-month organizing effort.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2000 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of one of Orange County's largest unions was ousted Thursday by its international leadership for using union funds to take personal trips to San Francisco and Las Vegas, union officials said. Ruben L. Gomez, business manager for the 3,100-member Laborers' International Union Local 652 in Santa Ana, was also banned from holding office for five years and ordered to repay the cost of two 1997 trips.
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November 28, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The biggest labor organizing effort in Orange County in two decades ended in crushing defeat Wednesday, when workers at an ITT Cannon electronics plant rejected union representation by more than 5 to 1. Workers voted 786 to 141 against representation by the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 652. About 90% of the company's 1,041 eligible workers voted in the election, which capped an eight-month organizing effort.
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June 13, 2000 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move seen as a sign of political maturity and gender equality, a woman has been elected head of one of Orange County's largest labor unions. Lupe Rodriguez was elected business manager Sunday of the 3,100-member Laborers' International Local 652 in Santa Ana, a union known in recent years for dominance by men. Her election comes nearly four months after Linda Sanchez took over as head of the Orange County Central Labor Council.
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June 19, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Knocking on doors for votes is standard fare for any hard-fought political campaign. Lupe Rodriguez took that one step further in her successful bid to head the second-largest laborers union in Southern California: She knocked on the doors of union members' families in Mexico. That kind of commitment paid off a week ago when Rodriguez, 42, bested four other candidates to become business manager of Laborers International Local 652 in Santa Ana.
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