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May 2, 2012
Re "Tuition costs prompt hunger strikes," April 29 California State University spokesman Mike Uhlenkamp says the students planning hunger strikes to protest excessive executive compensation don't understand the issues. It is the university that seems not to understand the issues. I am a Cal State faculty member, and as such it is important to me that people understand that the university leadership does not represent the thousands of faculty and staff of Cal State. We stand with the students against excessive executive compensation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
In their largest demonstration yet, truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on a limited strike Monday to protest what they contend are widespread workplace violations. The truck drivers, from some of the region's largest trucking companies, have accused the companies of illegally misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of as employees. That misclassification results in lower wages and denies them protections that employees get under state and federal labor laws, they contend.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
A transit strike looks increasingly likely in the San Francisco Bay Area, as members of the Bay Area Rapid Transit union negotiating team left the bargaining table, BART officials said Sunday night.  “While we do not have official word from the unions about a strike, we must caution riders that a strike may commence after the end of regularly scheduled service today," BART spokesman Rick Rice said in a written statement. BART carries 400,000 passengers each weekday, and transit officials urged commuters to find alternate ways to get to work if a strike is called for Monday morning.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By James Barragan
One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. Down batters went as Clayton Kershaw pitched for the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Friday night as part of his effort to return from a back injury that put him on the disabled list for the first time in his career. The Dodgers pitcher said after his appearance that he "felt good, felt healthy" and that he was "ready to go. " His only hiccup came in the fifth inning - the final one he pitched - when he gave up a solo home run to the first batter he faced, Carlos Perdomo of the Lancaster Jethawks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga and Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO - The Bay Area was bracing for another BART strike that could again cripple mass transit in the region. Unions representing the majority of Bay Area Rapid Transit workers issued a 72-hour notice of intent to strike late Thursday. As the clock ticked toward a Sunday midnight deadline, BART General Manager Grace Crunican said the parties continued to negotiate but were "far apart on wages. We're far apart on pensions. We're far apart on medical. " BART trains carry an estimated 400,000 passengers each day, and emergency measures such as additional bus and ferry service and increased reliance on casual carpooling did little to cut the sting of a 41/2-day strike that severely hampered the region in early July.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
The union representing Hollywood's film and television crew workers has ended its walkout against the Pac-12 Network. Declaring a "victory" in a strike launched nearly two weeks ago, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees President Matt Loeb called off pickets that had been scheduled this week at Pac-12 college basketball games, including those at UCLA and USC, and told members they were free to return to work. The decision came after Pac-12 Network representatives agreed to hold negotiations with the union, which had previously alleged the network was engaged in "unfair" labor practices by using non-union crews, who are generally paid lower wages and don't have benefits.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
The big news on Broadway: strike averted. Hundreds of theater workers, including bathroom attendants, porters and elevator operators - all represented by the 32BJ union - last week threatened to strike as their current contract speeds toward its expiration date on Dec. 30. On Monday, however, 32BJ reached a tentative agreement with theater producers of the Broadway League. The details haven't been announced yet because the agreement must be approved by the 250 affected workers, who currently make $17.25 per hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1994
One good thing, at least, will come from the baseball strike. It will free up needed air space for O.J. Simpson coverage. JEFF CAMP Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1988
This writers strike is really getting boring! So, I want both sides to go to their respective corners and come out negotiating. No one leaves the ring until a settlement has evolved. Beware: If this continues, I could be writing the next episode of your favorite television program! See you at the movies. FRANK PROVENZANO Long Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By David Ng
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra said late Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the union representing its musicians. The agreement would end a strike that began Saturday. Orchestra leaders said that ratification of the new contract is pending by both parties -- the Chicago Federation of Musicians and the orchestra's board of trustees. The agreement would be for a three-year contract and would take effect retroactively Sept. 17. The orchestra said that all previously scheduled performances are proceeding as planned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 24 miles from Twentynine Palms, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:26 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 35 miles from Coachella, Calif., 36 miles from Indio, Calif., and 42 miles from La Quinta, Calif. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
The documentary "Cesar's Last Fast" covers much the same ground as the dramatized "Cesar Chavez" released last month. Both center on the labor leader who in the 1960s helped to form the United Farm Workers union, organize the California grape workers' strike and foment a nationwide boycott of table grapes. Although "Cesar's Last Fast" extends the coverage by two decades, the same criticisms lodged against "Cesar Chavez" are applicable here: Richard Ray Perez's documentary concerns the myth more than the man. Perez has made a commendable effort rounding up archival footage, photographs and interviewees.
WORLD
April 21, 2014 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - Prompted in part by a recent video that showed Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen openly taunting the United States, the CIA launched lethal drone strikes over the last three days that marked a sharp acceleration of the Obama administration's shadow war against the terrorist group. Yemeni officials, who said their counter-terrorism forces carried out ground raids in conjunction with the drone strikes, said about 55 militants, including some foreigners, and at least three civilians were killed.
SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers had a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning, with a man on third base and first base open. The Diamondbacks intentionally walked the left-handed Adrian Gonzalez, so right-hander Josh Collmenter could face the right-handed Yasiel Puig. "I think you have to," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said, "with the way Adrian's been swinging, and with what he did to them last week in Arizona. " Puig hit a three-run home run, estimated at 422 feet. AT THE PLATE: Gonzalez doubled, extending his hitting streak to 15 games.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Tigers 5, Angels 2 KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two outs in the top of the fourth inning, right-hander Max Scherzer struck out Erick Aybar swinging to end the inning and preserve a 3-1 lead. A hit by the Angels shortstop in that situation would have tied and changed the complexion of the game. BOX SCORE: Tigers 5, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: The Angels managed only four hits, but two were home runs, a shot to right field by J.B. Shuck to lead off the game and a ninth-inning shot to left field that gave Albert Pujols 498. The Angels lead the major leagues with 29 home runs.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
DETROIT -- Saturday was not a good day for the Angels, who got a leadoff home run from J.B. Shuck and nothing else against Detroit co-ace Max Scherzer in a 5-2 loss that ended their improbable winning streak over the Tigers at 10 games dating to September 2012. It was not a good day for Angels center fielder Mike Trout, 22, who made history of a different sort with the first four-strikeout game of his career, three against Scherzer and one against closer Joe Nathan. It was not a very good day for the umpires, who missed two calls on the bases.
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