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December 9, 1993 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
Members of Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District's classified employees union picketed this week's Board of Education meeting, angry at the rejection of their latest contract proposal. About 100 classified employees protested on Yorba Linda Boulevard and Casa Loma Avenue, carrying signs calling for a fair contract from the district. When the meeting started, they filed in to hear California School Employees Assn. labor relations representative Luci Cormier address the board.
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May 3, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Day 14 and counting: With the midday temperature hitting 90 degrees Wednesday, 22-year-old Brent Zettel leaned out the window of the Harvard University administration building. Standing outside, his government professor inquired: "Got everything you need? Books? Class outlines? Deodorant?" The longest sit-in in Harvard history reached the two-week mark Wednesday, with about three dozen students camped out in Massachusetts Hall to demand higher wages for university workers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
Classified employees in the Orange Unified School District are threatening to strike following a school board vote approving a new contract. The contract cuts health benefits, imposes furloughs and empowers the district to unilaterally force layoffs and hour reductions without negotiating with the union. Union employees vow they will continue picketing district headquarters until April 7, when the membership is expected to reject the contract.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
Contract negotiations stalled again Tuesday between the Santa Ana Unified School District and its 3,000 teachers and 1,900 classified employees. The employees have been working without contracts since July and had hoped to reach a tentative agreement before the winter break, which begins Friday. That will not happen now. Representatives for the Santa Ana Educators Assn. say they hoped to be rewarded for their part in the successful passage of the $145-million facilities bond last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
Contract negotiations stalled again Tuesday between the Santa Ana Unified School District and its 3,000 teachers and 1,900 classified employees. The employees have been working without contracts since July and had hoped to reach a tentative agreement before the winter break, which begins Friday. That will not happen now. Representatives for the Santa Ana Educators Assn. say they hoped to be rewarded for their part in the successful passage of the $145-million facilities bond last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 965-7172
Fountain Valley School District trustees have approved the district's 1999-2000 initial contract proposal to the California School Employees Assn., which represents employees who do not teach. The proposed issues to be discussed during negotiations are terms and conditions of employment, salaries and early retirement. Negotiations will begin in the spring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1999 | Kenneth R. Weiss
Twenty unions representing 93,000 employees at California's public universities are just a signature away from getting the biggest windfall in their history. The California Legislature has approved a controversial bill that would force all employees covered by union contracts to become dues-paying members or pay a "fair share" fee--about 85% of regular dues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A four-year fight by USC cafeteria workers and janitors to win a written guarantee of job security took a dramatic turn Tuesday, when the hunger-striking leader of the workers' union made a tearful plea for help before the Los Angeles City Council. "I am Maria Elena Durazo, and I am on the ninth day of a water-only fast," said the president of Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union before breaking into a quiet sob in the City Council chamber.
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May 3, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Day 14 and counting: With the midday temperature hitting 90 degrees Wednesday, 22-year-old Brent Zettel leaned out the window of the Harvard University administration building. Standing outside, his government professor inquired: "Got everything you need? Books? Class outlines? Deodorant?" The longest sit-in in Harvard history reached the two-week mark Wednesday, with about three dozen students camped out in Massachusetts Hall to demand higher wages for university workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1998 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday rejected school employees' request to begin talks on a pay increase, voting instead to come back with its own proposal that would tie any raise to accountability measures. During a five-hour closed session, the board instructed Supt. Ruben Zacarias to prepare an opening proposal by the Oct. 27 board meeting.
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October 13, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Beginning in January, about 74,000 employees at the California State University and the University of California will discover their "fair share" of union dues automatically deducted from their paychecks. The deductions, expected to generate millions of dollars for the 20 unions representing employees at the two public university systems, are the result of legislation that Gov. Gray Davis signed into law Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1999 | Sean Kirwan, (949) 574-4202
The Saddleback Valley Unified School District opened contract negotiations with the district's classified employees union Tuesday. Don Sedgwick, vice president of the district's board, said the formal opening of negotiations allows each side to lay out its proposal for changing the contract. The district and the employees already have a three-year contract. The current negotiations allow each side to pull a limited number of items from the contract that they would like renegotiated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1999 | Kenneth R. Weiss
Twenty unions representing 93,000 employees at California's public universities are just a signature away from getting the biggest windfall in their history. The California Legislature has approved a controversial bill that would force all employees covered by union contracts to become dues-paying members or pay a "fair share" fee--about 85% of regular dues.
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June 17, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
California State University professors are spoiling for another labor fight. This time, it's not against the administration, but their own union. A growing number of faculty members are hopping mad at a bill speeding through the Legislature that would force about 74,000 Cal State and University of California employees to pay union dues or donate an equivalent amount to charity for at least four years. "Is this a new form of government?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A four-year fight by USC cafeteria workers and janitors to win a written guarantee of job security took a dramatic turn Tuesday, when the hunger-striking leader of the workers' union made a tearful plea for help before the Los Angeles City Council. "I am Maria Elena Durazo, and I am on the ninth day of a water-only fast," said the president of Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union before breaking into a quiet sob in the City Council chamber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1999 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC's cafeteria workers and dormitory employees see their dispute over job security with the university as another example of the classic struggle between David and Goliath. The only difference is, they say, they won't want to slay Goliath. They only want to reform him. "We want to remind Goliath that he was once a David," said Maria Elena Durazo, president of the workers' union involved in the dispute. "We want to remind Goliath who he was and who we are." Philip J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1999 | Sean Kirwan, (949) 574-4202
The Saddleback Valley Unified School District opened contract negotiations with the district's classified employees union Tuesday. Don Sedgwick, vice president of the district's board, said the formal opening of negotiations allows each side to lay out its proposal for changing the contract. The district and the employees already have a three-year contract. The current negotiations allow each side to pull a limited number of items from the contract that they would like renegotiated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997
Nonteaching employees in the Inglewood Unified School District held a lunchtime rally Tuesday to protest a school board decision to give teachers a raise that is nearly twice the amount approved for support staff. More than 25 employees participated in the demonstration, the second protest in the last week, to express their anger over the district's plan to give teachers a 6% raise while increasing salaries of nonteaching workers by only 3%.
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March 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
Leaders of the union representing 20,000 professors, librarians, coaches and other employees at the 22-campus California State University system voted unanimously Sunday to authorize a strike in response to what labor officials said was an impasse in contract negotiations. "If the administration doesn't begin bargaining seriously, it's unfortunately going to begin to happen," said Jim Smith, spokesman for the California Faculty Assn. "The question is when?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 965-7172
Fountain Valley School District trustees have approved the district's 1999-2000 initial contract proposal to the California School Employees Assn., which represents employees who do not teach. The proposed issues to be discussed during negotiations are terms and conditions of employment, salaries and early retirement. Negotiations will begin in the spring.
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