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June 8, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Electricians to Stay on Job at McDonnell Douglas: Electricians at the St. Louis aerospace giant voted against joining 6,700 machinists who walked off the job two days earlier after last-ditch negotiations for a new four-year contract broke down. The decision by Local 1 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents 260 McDonnell Douglas Corp. workers, was a boost to the company's effort to continue production despite the machinists' strike.
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OPINION
January 3, 2013
Three days before the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., a federal appeals court struck down Illinois' ban on carrying a weapon in public. The ruling complicated the task of legislating protections against gun violence, but it was less of a victory for the gun lobby than it initially appeared. Alone among the states, Illinois imposes a broad ban on the carrying of "ready to use" guns outside the home. (There are exceptions for police, hunters and target shooters.)
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BUSINESS
May 10, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rubber Workers Vote to End Strike: Striking employees at a Bridgestone-Firestone Inc. plant voted to return unconditionally to the jobs they walked away from last summer during a national strike. However, a company spokesman was noncommittal on how many union members would be called back to work. About 1,250 union members worked at the Decatur, Ill., plant, and the company has since hired 900 replacements.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Illinois' ban on carrying concealed weapons, handing a significant victory to gun-rights advocates. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled against the Illinois law, but gave the state 180 days to craft a new piece of legislation that would deal with the court's concerns. Illinois was the only state where carrying a concealed weapon was entirely illegal. State and Chicago officials announced they would study the ruling before deciding on their next step.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
McDonnell Douglas Corp. machinists picketed a St. Louis plant Wednesday, beginning what is expected to be an extended strike over the aircraft maker's plans to give union jobs to outside contractors. Workers formed picket lines at 12:01 a.m., after contract talks broke down and following Sunday's rejection of a company offer by members of the 6,700-member union.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1995 | BARRY BEARAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caterpillar Inc. presented the United Auto Workers with a new contract offer on Tuesday, and the union said it would deliver it to the membership this weekend for a possible vote, perhaps foretelling the end to a 17-month strike that has been this decade's most costly and dismal failure for the American labor movement. During the walkout, the Peoria, Ill.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2000 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This heartland city of 90,000, which boasts of being the "Pride of the Prairie" on a sign at the edge of town, finds itself in the midst of a debacle that is making no one proud. Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., which has announced an immense recall following reports of deadly accidents caused by tire failures, fingered its plant here for making a disproportionate share of the suspect tires. Embarrassed plant workers and union representatives say they have been unjustly stigmatized.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Illinois' ban on carrying concealed weapons, handing a significant victory to gun-rights advocates. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled against the Illinois law, but gave the state 180 days to craft a new piece of legislation that would deal with the court's concerns. Illinois was the only state where carrying a concealed weapon was entirely illegal. State and Chicago officials announced they would study the ruling before deciding on their next step.
OPINION
January 3, 2013
Three days before the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., a federal appeals court struck down Illinois' ban on carrying a weapon in public. The ruling complicated the task of legislating protections against gun violence, but it was less of a victory for the gun lobby than it initially appeared. Alone among the states, Illinois imposes a broad ban on the carrying of "ready to use" guns outside the home. (There are exceptions for police, hunters and target shooters.)
NEWS
August 28, 1986
More than 5,000 Pennsylvania students missed their first day of class as teachers struck two school districts, while strikes in Illinois and Michigan kept nearly 14,000 students out of school. No talks were scheduled in the Pennsylvania strikes, which were called in a dispute over salaries, benefits and job security. The largest of the strikes idled 8,200 students in Champaign, Ill., for a third day.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2000 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This heartland city of 90,000, which boasts of being the "Pride of the Prairie" on a sign at the edge of town, finds itself in the midst of a debacle that is making no one proud. Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., which has announced an immense recall following reports of deadly accidents caused by tire failures, fingered its plant here for making a disproportionate share of the suspect tires. Embarrassed plant workers and union representatives say they have been unjustly stigmatized.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Electricians to Stay on Job at McDonnell Douglas: Electricians at the St. Louis aerospace giant voted against joining 6,700 machinists who walked off the job two days earlier after last-ditch negotiations for a new four-year contract broke down. The decision by Local 1 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents 260 McDonnell Douglas Corp. workers, was a boost to the company's effort to continue production despite the machinists' strike.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
McDonnell Douglas Corp. machinists picketed a St. Louis plant Wednesday, beginning what is expected to be an extended strike over the aircraft maker's plans to give union jobs to outside contractors. Workers formed picket lines at 12:01 a.m., after contract talks broke down and following Sunday's rejection of a company offer by members of the 6,700-member union.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1995 | BARRY BEARAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caterpillar Inc. presented the United Auto Workers with a new contract offer on Tuesday, and the union said it would deliver it to the membership this weekend for a possible vote, perhaps foretelling the end to a 17-month strike that has been this decade's most costly and dismal failure for the American labor movement. During the walkout, the Peoria, Ill.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rubber Workers Vote to End Strike: Striking employees at a Bridgestone-Firestone Inc. plant voted to return unconditionally to the jobs they walked away from last summer during a national strike. However, a company spokesman was noncommittal on how many union members would be called back to work. About 1,250 union members worked at the Decatur, Ill., plant, and the company has since hired 900 replacements.
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