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February 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
One of the nation's largest lettuce growers on Tuesday agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle allegations that managers demanded sexual favors from Latina farm workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which announced the settlement Tuesday, said it is the biggest sexual harassment settlement in the agriculture industry that the agency has ever handled. The company, Tanimura & Antle of Salinas--among the biggest U.S. lettuce growers and distributors--admitted no wrongdoing.
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February 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
One of the nation's largest lettuce growers on Tuesday agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle allegations that managers demanded sexual favors from Latina farm workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which announced the settlement Tuesday, said it is the biggest sexual harassment settlement in the agriculture industry that the agency has ever handled. The company, Tanimura & Antle of Salinas--among the biggest U.S. lettuce growers and distributors--admitted no wrongdoing.
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October 8, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to celery, shoppers probably consider that a stalk is a stalk is a stalk. After all, poet Ogden Nash covered the subject in a mere dozen words, to wit: Celery raw Develops the jaw, But celery stewed Is more quickly chewed. But to growers, all celery is not alike. Those in California, which produces more than two-thirds of the nation's celery, distinguish between at least eight commercial varieties of seed, each possessing its own year-round growing characteristics.
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October 8, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to celery, shoppers probably consider that a stalk is a stalk is a stalk. After all, poet Ogden Nash covered the subject in a mere dozen words, to wit: Celery raw Develops the jaw, But celery stewed Is more quickly chewed. But to growers, all celery is not alike. Those in California, which produces more than two-thirds of the nation's celery, distinguish between at least eight commercial varieties of seed, each possessing its own year-round growing characteristics.
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