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May 29, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 1,300 workers at two Rockwell International Corp. plants, including 630 people in Newport Beach, walked off the job Thursday after rejecting the company's latest contract offer. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2295 in El Monte called for the strike at Rockwell's semiconductor plant in Newport Beach late Wednesday night, after they narrowly voted down a five-year contract, union sources said.
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April 28, 2000
Hundreds of teachers in the Orange Unified School District stayed out of the classroom Thursday in a one-day strike, marking an escalation in the union's long-running contract battle with the school board. Teachers in Orange County's fourth largest district picketed in front of all 42 campuses, often joined by parents and students. District officials said 802 of the district's 1,330 teachers--about 60%--did not work Thursday. Union officials put the figure at 70%.
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BUSINESS
August 4, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking workers at PepsiCo Inc. bottling plants in Buena Park and three other Southern California cities will vote today on a company offer that would end their six-week strike. Union leaders say they will recommend that workers reject the offer because it does not provide adequate retirement and health benefits, but company officials said they expect workers to approve the proposal in a secret ballot. Neither side would reveal details of the offer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking graduate teaching assistants at UC Irvine encouraged undergraduates Tuesday to show up at their regularly scheduled classes and demand instruction, in an attempt to show administrators how important their work is to the campus. They also asked faculty members to continue their duties but avoid grading papers and other work normally completed by teaching assistants. "This university works because we do," said Marty Otanez, a graduate student in anthropology.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1995 | ROSS KERBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Non-union carpenters walked off 18 housing construction sites around Southern California on Monday to protest what they said were unfair low wages paid by housing contractors. The regional offices of the carpenters union, which organized the walkout, said several thousand carpenters, mainly Latino, had left their jobs to protest wages that typically are $80 a day--less than half the prevailing union level of $180 a day in wages and benefits.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Striking Pepsi Workers Reject Company Offer: In their first vote since walking out six weeks ago, drivers, warehouse loaders and bottlers at plants in Torrance, Baldwin Park, San Fernando and Buena Park rejected the company's proposal, Teamsters Union officials said, but they would not disclose specific results. No new talks have been scheduled. "We are very far apart in negotiations," said Michael Patton, benefit specialist for Teamsters Local 952.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Union members, including school bus drivers, food service and clerical workers, voted Thursday night to authorize a strike in hopes of pressuring school district officials to renegotiate a contract the union president called "ludicrous." The 338-50 vote gives union officials the power to stage a sickout or a strike if a final meeting with officials of the Orange Unified School District fails. The meeting has yet to be scheduled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2000
Hundreds of teachers in the Orange Unified School District stayed out of the classroom Thursday in a one-day strike, marking an escalation in the union's long-running contract battle with the school board. Teachers in Orange County's fourth largest district picketed in front of all 42 campuses, often joined by parents and students. District officials said 802 of the district's 1,330 teachers--about 60%--did not work Thursday. Union officials put the figure at 70%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN
The city has spent $4,000 to patrol construction sites in the wake of explosive confrontations between striking drywall workers and construction crews--a bill that local officials maintain should be passed on to the federal government. The officials charge that since a portion of the strikers are undocumented workers, the federal government is to blame for the standoff due to its failure to "enforce the border." Police Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1997 | J.J. POPE
About 80 Orange County-based employees of the American Red Cross returned to work this week after ending a seven-week strike over a contract dispute. The Red Cross and the striking employees, members of Local 535 of the Service Employees International Union, recently ratified a three-year contract that replaces one that expired March 31. About 230 nurses and medical assistants belong to the regional union, and about 80 of those are based in Orange County, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1998 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 200 Orange County bus mechanics could strike as early as Thursday if a collective bargaining agreement is not approved by union members this week. A strike, which could cripple bus service countywide, would mark the first time in 12 years that Orange County transit employees walked off the job. Transportation officials said they are taking the threat of a strike seriously.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1998 | P.J. Huffstutter
A stalemate continues between Rockwell International Corp. and 630 union employees who went on strike last week at the semiconductor division in Newport Beach. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2295 in El Monte called for the strike last week, after workers narrowly voted down a five-year contract because of disputes over wages and scheduling. Striking employees say they are determined to continue picketing the company.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 1,300 workers at two Rockwell International Corp. plants, including 630 people in Newport Beach, walked off the job Thursday after rejecting the company's latest contract offer. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2295 in El Monte called for the strike at Rockwell's semiconductor plant in Newport Beach late Wednesday night, after they narrowly voted down a five-year contract, union sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1997 | J.J. POPE
About 80 Orange County-based employees of the American Red Cross returned to work this week after ending a seven-week strike over a contract dispute. The Red Cross and the striking employees, members of Local 535 of the Service Employees International Union, recently ratified a three-year contract that replaces one that expired March 31. About 230 nurses and medical assistants belong to the regional union, and about 80 of those are based in Orange County, officials said.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Striking Pepsi Workers Reject Company Offer: In their first vote since walking out six weeks ago, drivers, warehouse loaders and bottlers at plants in Torrance, Baldwin Park, San Fernando and Buena Park rejected the company's proposal, Teamsters Union officials said, but they would not disclose specific results. No new talks have been scheduled. "We are very far apart in negotiations," said Michael Patton, benefit specialist for Teamsters Local 952.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking PepsiCo Inc. workers at bottling plants in Buena Park and three other Southern California cities rejected the company's offer Friday in their first vote since walking out six weeks ago, Teamsters Union officials said. The striking drivers, warehouse loaders and bottlers overwhelmingly rejected the company's proposal, officials said, but they would not disclose specific results. Hundreds of workers have been on strike since June 21.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1992 | MARLA CONE and ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At age 56, Silberio Nieto has helped build hundreds of houses from Ventura to San Diego, through boom times as well as bust. Working side by side with his two grown sons, Nieto used to believe that he was doing more than constructing nice tract homes for prosperous Anglo families he would never meet; he thought he was building a comfortable life for his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crowded freeways might soon be a bit more crowded. With the threat of a national railroad strike that would shut down train service from San Diego to Los Angeles, commuters are ready to hit the road. But they're not happy about it. "The traffic's going to be a nightmare," said Barbara Hager of Fountain Valley, who works as a tax accountant in downtown L.A. "It's scary." About 1,500 of the 160,000 Orange County residents who commute to Los Angeles ride the eight daily trains, officials said.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking workers at PepsiCo Inc. bottling plants in Buena Park and three other Southern California cities will vote today on a company offer that would end their six-week strike. Union leaders say they will recommend that workers reject the offer because it does not provide adequate retirement and health benefits, but company officials said they expect workers to approve the proposal in a secret ballot. Neither side would reveal details of the offer.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1995 | DON LEE
As dozens of non-union carpenters picketed outside, about 20 framing contractors met Tuesday in Costa Mesa in an effort to resolve a 2-week-old labor strife that has disrupted projects and caused increased tension around Southern California. Framing contractors said nothing was decided at the meeting, though they discussed establishing a joint trust fund that could provide workers health insurance and other benefits.
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