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March 11, 2014 | By Howard Blume
More than half the teachers at a Compton high school called in sick Tuesday, leaving students unattended and forcing district officials to scramble to bring order to the campus. The Compton Unified School District blamed labor action for the absence of teachers at Dominguez High. District spokesman Ron T. Suazo said 55 of 86 teachers called in sick Tuesday. The lack of student supervision immediately disrupted the campus. Unable to proceed normally, "students remained at school until they were picked up by their parents," Suazo said.  Supt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Howard Blume
More than half the teachers at a Compton high school called in sick Tuesday, leaving students unattended and forcing district officials to scramble to bring order to the campus. The Compton Unified School District blamed labor action for the absence of teachers at Dominguez High. District spokesman Ron T. Suazo said 55 of 86 teachers called in sick Tuesday. The lack of student supervision immediately disrupted the campus. Unable to proceed normally, "students remained at school until they were picked up by their parents," Suazo said.  Supt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Nearly three dozen emergency 911 operators staged a sickout Thursday at two Los Angeles call centers, prompting the LAPD to get administrators and other personnel to work their shifts. The sickout to protest furloughs and pay cuts was confined to operators who field emergency calls for the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said. The Fire Department has its own operators. LAPD Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur said that department officials became aware of a possible work action late Wednesday and prepared plans to cover shifts.
WORLD
May 10, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
NEW DELHI - Hundreds of Air India pilots did not report to work Thursday, the fourth day of a sickout to protest their treatment by management, a dispute that so far has resulted in the cancellation of numerous international flights and cost about 45 pilots their jobs. Officials said the Mumbai-based airline was forced to cancel more than 35 international flights this week, including several bound for New York and Frankfurt, because of the protest. India's aviation minister called the sickout illegal, the airline said it had fired some pilots, and a high court called for negotiations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1997
About 300 deputies called in sick Tuesday at jails and courts throughout Los Angeles County, in the fifth day of an apparent sickout, authorities said. To compensate for the missing deputies, other jail and court services personnel were reassigned to handle their duties, Sgt. Noel Lanier said. The sickout was initiated last week after county negotiators reportedly offered a 1.5% wage increase. The union, which represents about 7,000 deputies, is seeking a 15% hike over 41 months.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1999 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hoping to spare their union a possible $10-million fine for a sickout that has interrupted the plans of thousands of travelers, pilots for American Airlines returned to the cockpit in greater numbers Monday. Operations were expected to be near normal today. About 700 pilots remained on the company's "sick list" late Monday afternoon, down from roughly 1,000 on Sunday and well under the 2,470 absent at the height of the 10-day job action, American spokesman Tim Smith said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1985 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
A mass sickout forced the closure Tuesday of 64 of Los Angeles County's 91 libraries, adding to a work stoppage by county employees that grew by more than 1,000 on its second day to a total of more than 4,500 absent workers. However, the head of the union whose members took part in the sickouts and strike actions said all idled workers were being encouraged to return to work today but may be called out again as early as Thursday unless there is progress toward reaching a new contract.
NEWS
October 8, 1985
Dozens of Los Angeles County libraries were closed today as hundreds of librarians and support staff staged a sickout that added to the nearly 3,000 welfare office workers who remained on strike against the county for the second day. Exactly how many libraries would shut down throughout the day was unclear because of staggered opening times, but County Librarian Linda F. Crismond said as many as 69 facilities could be closed or have services limited by the sickout.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
A months-long contract dispute between teachers and administrators of Ventura County's college district resulted in a sickout Thursday. More than half of the instructors at Oxnard College called in sick, prompting an early morning protest by students who were angry over the cancellation of as many as 85 classes, district officials said. The sickout comes on the heels of similar one-day job actions by teachers at Moorpark and Ventura colleges, said Cathy Garnica, a spokeswoman for Oxnard College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1994
The Los Angeles County Superior Court system's 380 clerks and judicial assistants have voted to stage a sickout today to protest stalled contract talks with court administrators, union officials said Monday night. While declining to predict how many clerks will not show up for work, J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Nearly three dozen emergency 911 operators staged a sickout Thursday at two Los Angeles call centers, prompting the LAPD to get administrators and other personnel to work their shifts. The sickout to protest furloughs and pay cuts was confined to operators who field emergency calls for the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said. The Fire Department has its own operators. LAPD Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur said that department officials became aware of a possible work action late Wednesday and prepared plans to cover shifts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
A sickout staged Friday by disgruntled Department of Motor Vehicles workers has shut down at least two offices in Los Angeles County and prompted the department to warn customers of delays at many others. The informal protest is the latest effort by state workers to call attention to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's cutbacks in wages and hours as the state continues to operate without a budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2004 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
A judge on Monday ordered a halt to a series of sickouts by union nurses at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where specially trained burn unit nurses failed to show up for work on the Fourth of July. County health officials successfully petitioned Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs for the temporary restraining order on a day when courts and county offices were generally closed. County lawyers argued the sickouts were threatening the health and safety of hospital patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
The union representing hundreds of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who shut down courthouses this fall during an epidemic of "blue flu" agreed Monday to pay $100,000 to settle contempt of court allegations against its members. As part of the settlement, officers of the Assn. for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies promised to stop deputies from holding illegal sickouts for one year. The wildcat strikes had been geared to protest then-stalled labor negotiations with the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Ten Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies found themselves on the other side of the law Tuesday when a judge warned that they would face fines and jail if they violated his order to return to work during a monthlong wildcat strike. Orange County Superior Court Judge John M. Watson ordered the 10 deputies plus nine officers of the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs to return to court Dec. 8 for a possible trial on whether they should be held in contempt of court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2003 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Calling wildcat sickouts illegal, Los Angeles County supervisors gave Sheriff Lee Baca a legal green light Wednesday to summarily suspend most deputies who call in sick. The action was taken on a day that 222 more deputies called in with the blue flu, leaving at least one South Los Angeles sheriff's station with no day shift. That number is 3% of the total work force, but represents a considerably larger proportion of those on duty at any one time.
NEWS
February 6, 1986 | WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM, Times Staff Writer
Several departments of city government were left virtually unstaffed early this week when about 55 clerical and technical workers--members of an employees' union deadlocked in contract negotiations--staged what Assistant City Manager Howard Caldwell described as "a minor sickout." Caldwell said the Monday absences "had no impact on City Hall operations" and that by Tuesday all of the workers had returned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1988
As a teacher who did not participate in the reported "sickout" at Santa Ana High School on March 17 and who was on campus for the entire school day, I wish to inform parents of the students that the district statement that "no classes were canceled" is incorrect. In fact the entire third period was canceled, in effect canceling about 100 classes. The time normally scheduled for the third period was called "second period" by the administration, and this "second period" was followed by "fourth period."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2003 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca vowed to suspend any deputies who are absent without proof of illness after 245 more called in sick Tuesday despite a court order against the "blue flu." "It is a blatantly illegal act," said Baca, who warned that he would not hesitate to ask a judge to jail his own deputies for contempt of court if necessary. "Deputies should not fool around with the law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Two days after a judge ordered them back to work, 67 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies called in sick Friday in an apparent violation of the court order. Sheriff's officials are investigating whether any or all of those deputies should be disciplined or held in contempt. "We do think it was part of a work action," said Andrew Lamberto of the sheriff's employee relations bureau.
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