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February 23, 1996 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 150 bus drivers for Foothill Transit, the county's second-largest bus operator, walked off the job Thursday, causing longer waits and overcrowding on buses that ferry riders around the San Gabriel Valley and bring commuters to downtown Los Angeles. "By the time I got to the bus stop, the lines were really long," said county worker Yolanda Del Valle, whose husband ended up driving her to work downtown from West Covina.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR and PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Talks to end the 23-day-old transit strike continued Sunday with little progress in sight, as Los Angeles officials braced for planned walkouts at county health facilities Tuesday, and the threat of an indefinite strike by 47,000 county workers beginning Wednesday. The MTA presented the United Transportation Union with a new proposal in a meeting Sunday, and the union talked with state mediators, said MTA spokesman Jose Ubaldo. Talks are to resume today at 11 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chaos reigned at welfare offices on Monday as Los Angeles county workers staged a one-day sickout to protest working conditions and stalled contract negotiations. The walkout came on a day when thousands of homeless and indigent people were scheduled to pick up welfare checks and food stamps at 31 regional offices of the Department of Public Social Services. County officials said they asked clients to leave the offices and return today unless they faced emergency situations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County workers begin a series of one-day strikes today, with animal control and registrar-recorder employees walking out first. County officials have pledged to maintain services during the rolling series of strikes, which could last through Oct. 11, by using nonstriking workers. The Department of Animal Care and Control operates six shelters and provides around-the-clock animal control and rescue services.
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May 11, 1996 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gray-haired and gravel-voiced, Emilio Coronado is a veteran of the simmering tensions that have sparked one strike after another by independent truckers at the sprawling Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex. Coronado was there with his fellow drivers in 1988 when a 2 1/2-week walkout against the trucking companies turned violent and collapsed. And he was part of the loosely organized group of mainly Latino immigrant truckers that struck for 10 days in 1993 before caving in and returning to work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking Los Angeles area janitors are expected to meet in a downtown parking lot today to cast their votes on a tentative agreement reached over the weekend with 18 cleaning companies. Union leaders said the vote will occur behind the janitors' union building on 7th Street, just after noon. The results should be announced by 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking janitors and contractors were a nickel away from a deal Thursday evening after a tense day of ultimatums and phone conferences. The dispute came down to the first year's raise for janitors in outlying areas, which include Pasadena, Glendale, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Contractors had agreed to an increase of 25 cents per hour, while the janitors union insisted on at least 30 cents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1997 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As child social workers continued their strike Wednesday, the union representing half of Los Angeles County's 80,000 employees called off a threatened strike of its own that could have crippled county operations. Capping a marathon eleventh-hour bargaining session that began at 9 a.m. Tuesday, leaders of the Service Employees International Union Local 660 emerged from bargaining tables at a downtown Los Angeles hotel at 4:15 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1993
The City of Hope National Medical Center won a court order Friday to curtail picketing by striking nurses, who had been accused of using violent tactics in front of the hospital to press their demands. Management at the hospital accused striking members of the California Nurses Assn. of pounding on vehicles used to shuttle staffers, turning back supply trucks and yelling at visitors, patients and non-striking employees.
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November 8, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 2,200 Los Angeles County workers walked off the job Thursday as union officials renewed their threat of a general strike by half of the county work force following a breakdown in contract talks. By Thursday evening, however, a private meeting engineered by Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer William R. Robertson and Richard B. Dixon, the county's chief administrative officer, appeared to have mended the breakdown.
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April 24, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking Los Angeles area janitors are expected to meet in a downtown parking lot today to cast their votes on a tentative agreement reached over the weekend with 18 cleaning companies. Union leaders said the vote will occur behind the janitors' union building on 7th Street, just after noon. The results should be announced by 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking janitors and contractors were a nickel away from a deal Thursday evening after a tense day of ultimatums and phone conferences. The dispute came down to the first year's raise for janitors in outlying areas, which include Pasadena, Glendale, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Contractors had agreed to an increase of 25 cents per hour, while the janitors union insisted on at least 30 cents.
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April 13, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wednesday starts, like every day, with a high-level strategy session at 8 a.m., followed by a larger staff meeting at 9. By 10, the word is out to dozens of team captains crowding the halls at union headquarters--who's marching where, who's picketing which buildings. Twenty buses are assigned points to pick up strikers for the candlelight vigil at Pershing Square. Candles? Check. Matches? Don't worry, says logistics coordinator Triana Silton. We have enough smokers to take care of that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An anonymous donor gave striking janitors an enormous boost Tuesday by handing over a $500,000 check, which organizers said would help cover food, logistical support and emergency expenses as the strike runs into its second week. Despite efforts by Mayor Richard Riordan, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and developer Rob Maguire to break the impasse, both sides in the dispute remained far apart Tuesday.
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December 12, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent victory for management, nurses at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center voted Friday to accept a two-tier raise structure that will give the most senior caregivers a 6% wage increase and less experienced nurses a 4% increase over the next 21 months. The deal ends a four-month dispute between the nurses and the hospital's owner, Santa Barbara-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. Initially, the nurses had rejected the two-tier system, saying it was designed to break the union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 280 union nurses at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center broke off negotiations with the hospital's owners and went on strike Tuesday morning to fight for higher wages and safer working conditions. Leaders of the American Federation of Nurses, Service Employees International Union (Local 535) say they will continue to strike today if the company follows through on a threatened lockout. The nurses are demanding an 8% across-the-board raise to make up for a five-year wage freeze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after their contracts expired, hundreds of Los Angeles County workers walked off their jobs Tuesday to protest stalled negotiations and staged a demonstration at the Board of Supervisors meeting. The county has offered no pay raise this year for most of the 40,000 county workers--about half of the county work force of 85,000--whose contracts expired at midnight Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An anonymous donor gave striking janitors an enormous boost Tuesday by handing over a $500,000 check, which organizers said would help cover food, logistical support and emergency expenses as the strike runs into its second week. Despite efforts by Mayor Richard Riordan, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and developer Rob Maguire to break the impasse, both sides in the dispute remained far apart Tuesday.
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November 14, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scheduled resumption of salary talks between striking court clerks and negotiators for the Superior Court never materialized Thursday, leading angry union leaders to vow that the walkout will continue with expanded support from other branches of organized labor. Labor officials said the support would include, at least, picketing by other union members countywide and could grow to include rolling sickouts by other bargaining groups without new contracts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a strike by Los Angeles County court clerks entered its sixth day, a plea by the Superior Court for help seemed to backfire when employees ignored temporary transfers and joined the walkout. The action by downtown Municipal Court clerks, who appear to be joining their striking Superior Court colleagues on the picket lines in growing numbers, adds yet another problem for the nation's busiest court system.
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