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September 11, 1997
About 200 janitors and union organizers picketed Wednesday in front of Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Torrance asking for better wages and lower health-care payments. The janitors are employed by Pedus Care but work at four county-run health facilities: Harbor/UCLA, Olive View, High Desert and El Monte Valley centers. Since Aug. 23, Pedus Care has been negotiating with the Service Employees International Union over wages and health care benefits for janitors. Janitors, whose average pay is $6.
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September 25, 2012 | By Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
The former president of California's biggest union local pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he enriched himself by stealing from the low-income workers he represented. Tyrone Freeman, who headed Local 6434 of the Service Employees International Union, entered his plea to a 15-count indictment returned in July. A trial has been set for Nov. 20 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Freeman, 42, is free on $50,000 bail. The indictment includes allegations that he embezzled union funds, billed the organization for costs of his Hawaiian wedding, violated tax laws and gave false information to a mortgage lender.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Service Employees International Union, Local 102 became the second-largest county workers' union Monday when it merged with the 748-member San Diego County Probation Officers Assn. As a result of the merger, Local 102 represents more than 2,000 county employees, second only to the troubled County Employees Assn., which has about 6,500 members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2010 | By Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
In the biggest private-sector labor election since 1941, the giant Service Employees International Union has decisively defeated an insurgent group to continue representing about 43,000 Kaiser healthcare workers in California. The SEIU received 18,290 votes to 11,364 for the National Union of Healthcare Workers, which was launched last year by several former leaders of the larger organization. The mail ballots went out in mid-September and the count was completed late Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2009 | Evelyn Larrubia
The leaders of an Oakland union were removed from office Tuesday by their Washington bosses, the culmination of months of fighting over who will represent tens of thousands of home health aides. The Service Employees International Union served the officers of the 150,000-member United Healthcare Workers West with a trusteeship notice Tuesday afternoon. It appointed its executive vice presidents, Eliseo Medina and Dave Regan, as trustees.
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June 24, 2009 | Paul Pringle
For years, the powerful Service Employees International Union has played a lead role in the campaign for a landmark federal law that would allow workers to join a labor organization simply by signing petitions. Now, as part of a high-stakes battle in California, the union is urging federal officials to throw out petitions signed by tens of thousands of its own members who have asked to be represented by a rival upstart group. The David-vs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2012 | By Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
The former president of California's biggest union local pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he enriched himself by stealing from the low-income workers he represented. Tyrone Freeman, who headed Local 6434 of the Service Employees International Union, entered his plea to a 15-count indictment returned in July. A trial has been set for Nov. 20 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Freeman, 42, is free on $50,000 bail. The indictment includes allegations that he embezzled union funds, billed the organization for costs of his Hawaiian wedding, violated tax laws and gave false information to a mortgage lender.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2010 | By Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein
Labor unions representing California nurses are attacking key parts of a bill that would overhaul the state's system for investigating and disciplining health workers accused of misconduct. The objections by the politically powerful California Nurses Assn., Service Employees International Union and groups for other health professions come days before a state Senate panel is set to vote on moving the bill forward. The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development must advance the bill Monday or it is dead for this session.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2010 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
The state council of the Service Employees International Union, the largest labor union in California, has endorsed Proposition 19, the initiative on the November ballot that seeks to legalize marijuana. The endorsement, announced Tuesday, could boost the campaign, which has not been able to raise enough money for television advertisements and is relying on grass-roots outreach. The SEIU, which says it has more than 700,000 members in California, is a significant political force in state politics, although it is not clear how much money or muscle it will put toward passage of the measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2010 | By Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times
In the biggest private-sector labor election since 1941, the giant Service Employees International Union has decisively defeated an insurgent group to continue representing about 43,000 Kaiser healthcare workers in California. The SEIU received 18,290 votes to 11,364 for the National Union of Healthcare Workers, which was launched last year by several former leaders of the larger organization. The mail ballots went out in mid-September and the count was completed late Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2010 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
The state council of the Service Employees International Union, the largest labor union in California, has endorsed Proposition 19, the initiative on the November ballot that seeks to legalize marijuana. The endorsement, announced Tuesday, could boost the campaign, which has not been able to raise enough money for television advertisements and is relying on grass-roots outreach. The SEIU, which says it has more than 700,000 members in California, is a significant political force in state politics, although it is not clear how much money or muscle it will put toward passage of the measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2010 | By Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein
Labor unions representing California nurses are attacking key parts of a bill that would overhaul the state's system for investigating and disciplining health workers accused of misconduct. The objections by the politically powerful California Nurses Assn., Service Employees International Union and groups for other health professions come days before a state Senate panel is set to vote on moving the bill forward. The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development must advance the bill Monday or it is dead for this session.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2009 | Paul Pringle
For years, the powerful Service Employees International Union has played a lead role in the campaign for a landmark federal law that would allow workers to join a labor organization simply by signing petitions. Now, as part of a high-stakes battle in California, the union is urging federal officials to throw out petitions signed by tens of thousands of its own members who have asked to be represented by a rival upstart group. The David-vs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2009 | Evelyn Larrubia
The leaders of an Oakland union were removed from office Tuesday by their Washington bosses, the culmination of months of fighting over who will represent tens of thousands of home health aides. The Service Employees International Union served the officers of the 150,000-member United Healthcare Workers West with a trusteeship notice Tuesday afternoon. It appointed its executive vice presidents, Eliseo Medina and Dave Regan, as trustees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1997
About 200 janitors and union organizers picketed Wednesday in front of Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Torrance asking for better wages and lower health-care payments. The janitors are employed by Pedus Care but work at four county-run health facilities: Harbor/UCLA, Olive View, High Desert and El Monte Valley centers. Since Aug. 23, Pedus Care has been negotiating with the Service Employees International Union over wages and health care benefits for janitors. Janitors, whose average pay is $6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Service Employees International Union, Local 102 became the second-largest county workers' union Monday when it merged with the 748-member San Diego County Probation Officers Assn. As a result of the merger, Local 102 represents more than 2,000 county employees, second only to the troubled County Employees Assn., which has about 6,500 members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990
More than 100 health care workers staged a rally Thursday outside County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles to protest a proposal, currently in the exploratory stage, to contract out all services at county hospitals. Services Employees International Union officials said more than 13,000 nurses, clerks, therapists and other public health care employees will be working for private firms at lower wages and in most cases without health benefits if the county's six hospitals are privatized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1988
Negotiators for Los Angeles County's registered nurses announced late Tuesday they will send a final contract proposal to the membership without a recommendation, after they had voted rejection of the plan over the weekend. "It was a switch to a neutral position," said Abby Haight, a spokeswoman for Local 660 of the Services Employees International Union, which represents about 4,000 county nurses, who are scheduled to vote on the proposal Thursday.
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