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January 20, 1995 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a long strike by union workers, Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday reported record earnings of $955 million for 1994 and said productivity increased substantially since the walkout began in June. The performance, though disappointing to investors, reflects Caterpillar's ability to run plants effectively with managers, temporary workers and union members who crossed the picket lines. It is also the result of strong worldwide demand for heavy construction equipment.
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March 21, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A lesbian couple in Michigan who have lived together for eight years have the right to marry, a federal judge ruled, finding that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. In striking down the ban, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman became the ninth federal judge to strike down state gay marriage bans in successive cases. Since December, judges in Texas, Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia have found gay marriage bans unconstitutional. "Many Michigan residents have religious convictions whose principles govern the conduct of their daily lives and inform their own viewpoints about marriage," Friedman wrote in his ruling issued late Friday.
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BUSINESS
April 17, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Court Orders End of GM 'Wildcat' Strike: Detroit-based General Motors Corp.'s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, resumed full production after a federal court ordered union leaders to halt a strike. A wildcat, or unauthorized, strike began at the plant on Monday to protest the firing of an official of United Auto Workers union Local 1112. The strike slowed output of Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire cars at the plant, which employs almost 6,000 workers.
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July 1, 2011 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Michigan's ban on considering race and gender in college admissions was struck down Friday by a federal appeals court, which ruled that the voter-approved law burdens minorities and is unconstitutional. The 2-1 decision overturns Proposal 2, a law passed in 2006 that prohibits the state's public universities from giving "preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. " The measure, which passed with 58% of the vote, forced the University of Michigan and other state schools to change their policies on admissions.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Detroit Free Press Gives Deadline to Workers: The newspaper has given striking newsroom employees an ultimatum: Return to work in two days or be replaced for good. The word came in a letter to members of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit on the 26th day of the walkout against the Free Press and the Detroit News. Employees were given a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday.
BUSINESS
January 20, 1995 | From Associated Press
A strike at a General Motors Corp. parts plant began to make itself felt throughout the auto maker's assembly operations Thursday, as bargainers worked to end the dispute. GM, the nation's No. 1 car maker, sent day-shift workers at its Pontiac East truck plant in Pontiac home at 1 p.m. Thursday and canceled later shifts because of parts shortages caused by the strike, company spokesman John Shea said. That added 3,100 workers to the 6,800 strikers already idled by the walkout that began at 10 a.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
NLRB Faults Papers in Detroit Strike: In a victory for striking Detroit News and Free Press workers, the National Labor Relations Board's regional director ruled that a 7-week-old walkout resulted from unfair labor practices by the newspapers. The finding is significant because, if upheld, it means the papers must give striking employees their jobs back once the strike is resolved.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
Unionized auto workers on Tuesday approved a settlement with General Motors Corp., ending the second strike this month against the car giant. Members of United Auto Workers Local 602 voted 60% to 40% to return to work today at GM's car body plant in Lansing. The plant had been idled since last Friday by a walkout. The No. 1 auto maker tentatively settled the 4-day-old strike on Monday. But under the agreement, UAW members at the plant will vote Dec.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1997 | (Reuters)
General Motors Corp. planned to idle one assembly plant and was bracing for more shutdowns today after workers struck a key transmission and wheel plant in the sixth walkout against the auto maker this year. GM spokesman Tom Klipstine said the strike at the GM powertrain division plant in Warren, Mich., would force the nation's largest auto maker to idle 2,700 workers at its Buick City plant in Flint, Mich., starting today.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1997 | (Reuters)
General Motors Corp. planned to idle one assembly plant and was bracing for more shutdowns today after workers struck a key transmission and wheel plant in the sixth walkout against the auto maker this year. GM spokesman Tom Klipstine said the strike at the GM powertrain division plant in Warren, Mich., would force the nation's largest auto maker to idle 2,700 workers at its Buick City plant in Flint, Mich., starting today.
BUSINESS
February 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Leaders of the unions on strike for 19 months against Detroit's two main daily newspapers made an unconditional offer Friday to return to work, calling it a legal maneuver, not a surrender or end to the strike. But company executives said that if all six striking unions follow through on the unconditional offer, the strike would be over. "They can't have it both ways," said Susie Ellwood, vice president of Detroit Newspapers Inc. "It's sort of like being slightly pregnant.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Court Orders End of GM 'Wildcat' Strike: Detroit-based General Motors Corp.'s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, resumed full production after a federal court ordered union leaders to halt a strike. A wildcat, or unauthorized, strike began at the plant on Monday to protest the firing of an official of United Auto Workers union Local 1112. The strike slowed output of Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire cars at the plant, which employs almost 6,000 workers.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1995 | From Associated Press
Boeing Co. production workers on Tuesday rejected the company's latest contract offer over the advice of union leaders, extending a 47-day strike against the world's largest commercial jet manufacturer. Members of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted by 60.9% to reject a three-year contract negotiated last weekend with the help of a federal mediator, union leaders said. "We still have a labor dispute going on," said local President Bill Johnson.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1995 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of charges filed by striking unions, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened an antitrust investigation of the joint-operating agreement between Detroit's two daily newspapers. "We are actively reviewing the legal status of the JOA and whether any action under the antitrust laws would be appropriate," said Bill Brooks, spokesman for the Justice Department's antitrust division. He would not elaborate.
BUSINESS
September 8, 1995 | From Associated Press
Teamsters union drivers struck Ryder System Inc. on Thursday, shutting down the movement of new cars and trucks by the nation's largest car hauling company. Ryder, which moves vehicles from factories, ports and distribution centers to dealerships, is the major transporter for General Motors Corp. and hauls vehicles for the other car makers. The auto makers said immediate problems caused by the work stoppage would be minimal.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
NLRB Faults Papers in Detroit Strike: In a victory for striking Detroit News and Free Press workers, the National Labor Relations Board's regional director ruled that a 7-week-old walkout resulted from unfair labor practices by the newspapers. The finding is significant because, if upheld, it means the papers must give striking employees their jobs back once the strike is resolved.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Detroit Free Press Gives Deadline to Workers: The newspaper has given striking newsroom employees an ultimatum: Return to work in two days or be replaced for good. The word came in a letter to members of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit on the 26th day of the walkout against the Free Press and the Detroit News. Employees were given a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday.
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