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October 25, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County bus drivers say they plan to file a lawsuit today accusing the Orange County Transportation Authority of jeopardizing passenger safety by not providing drivers enough time for state-mandated safety checks and passing work to mechanics to take up the slack. At issue are daily inspections that, according to a letter from the California Highway Patrol, are "specifically a driver responsibility" that cannot be "delegated to someone other than the driver."
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October 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Teamsters endorsed Democrat Bill McBride for governor, bypassing GOP incumbent Jeb Bush despite efforts by his brother, President Bush, to court the national union. The president has worked for closer ties with some conservative-leaning unions, including the Teamsters, and union President James P. Hoffa was given a seat of honor at this year's State of the Union address. Hoffa has pledged to endorse more Republicans in this election cycle and has worked with Bush on a number of key issues.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1988
I have to question the validity of the Teamsters Union's endorsement of Bush. The Times article said only 21,207 of the union's 1.6 million members returned ballots. I can tell you why one vote wasn't cast. My father, a Democrat and Michael Dukakis supporter, received his Teamster magazine with the ballot two days after it was due back at Teamster headquarters. I wonder how many other uncast votes were the result of a similar fate? RICHARD DAMICO West Covina
BUSINESS
April 4, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Waving red strike cards and chanting defiantly, about 3,000 Los Angeles janitors overwhelmingly rejected a final contract offer and vowed to walk off the job at a highly charged two-hour rally Monday. Organizers with the Service Employees International Union said they would start with a series of strategic strikes, building through the week to a walkout on Friday by all 8,500 unionized janitors.
NATIONAL
October 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Teamsters endorsed Democrat Bill McBride for governor, bypassing GOP incumbent Jeb Bush despite efforts by his brother, President Bush, to court the national union. The president has worked for closer ties with some conservative-leaning unions, including the Teamsters, and union President James P. Hoffa was given a seat of honor at this year's State of the Union address. Hoffa has pledged to endorse more Republicans in this election cycle and has worked with Bush on a number of key issues.
NEWS
March 17, 1991 | Reuters
James Hoffa Jr. has asked Teamsters officials to certify him as being eligible to run for the union presidency, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Hoffa, a 49-year-old Detroit labor lawyer, is the son of James R. Hoffa, who was president of the Teamsters from 1957 to 1971 and was trying to regain the office when he vanished from a suburban Detroit restaurant in 1975.
NEWS
February 2, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Ron Carey was sworn in Saturday as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, culminating one of the biggest reform efforts in the history of the American labor movement. Standing on the steps of the union's marble headquarters building on Capitol Hill, Carey told more than 1,000 cheering supporters: "I pledge to you today that I will use the full power of this office to rid this union of mob influence and win this battle once and for all."
BUSINESS
October 10, 1997 | Bloomberg News
The Teamsters union ratified a contract agreement that ended its two-week strike against United Parcel Service of America Inc. in August. More than 81% of about 92,000 ballots cast by Teamsters members who work at UPS supported the five-year proposal, the union said. The strike against Atlanta-based UPS was widely seen as a Teamster victory.
NEWS
May 21, 1990
William E. Bufalino Sr., 72, a longtime attorney for the Teamsters Union and its vanished ex-president, Jimmy Hoffa. Bufalino represented Hoffa, the Teamsters or both in seven trials and won five of them. The attorney ended his lengthy relationship with Hoffa in 1971, four years before the labor leader disappeared. Bufalino served 21 years as president of Teamsters Local 985. He testified before two Senate committees that investigated links between labor and organized crime in the 1950s.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1997 | Bloomberg News
The Teamsters union ratified a contract agreement that ended its two-week strike against United Parcel Service of America Inc. in August. More than 81% of about 92,000 ballots cast by Teamsters members who work at UPS supported the five-year proposal, the union said. The strike against Atlanta-based UPS was widely seen as a Teamster victory.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1997 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blaming vicious union politics, Teamsters at a soon-to-close Anaheim warehouse on Wednesday accused International Teamsters Vice President Eddie J. Mireles of trying to push them into a new work arrangement that would slash their pay and benefits. Workers said they could lose up to 20 years' seniority when American Drug Stores, the parent of Sav-on drug stores and Lucky grocery stores, consolidates three warehouses, including the one in Anaheim, into a new La Habra facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County bus drivers say they plan to file a lawsuit today accusing the Orange County Transportation Authority of jeopardizing passenger safety by not providing drivers enough time for state-mandated safety checks and passing work to mechanics to take up the slack. At issue are daily inspections that, according to a letter from the California Highway Patrol, are "specifically a driver responsibility" that cannot be "delegated to someone other than the driver."
BUSINESS
June 28, 1996 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His tattooed arms crossed, Charles Poper listened intently as James P. Hoffa, son of the late Teamsters leader, stood in a blue truck pumping his fists in the air and promising to invigorate the nation's largest private-sector union. "I wonder if this is the man who can change things around," said Poper, 49, an Orange County bus driver disenchanted with his local union and the lot of the working man. "At this point, I haven't decided."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1996 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Female employees of a defunct Nabisco Foods plant in Oxnard announced Sunday the settlement of a sex discrimination lawsuit against the company, ending a bitter labor dispute over allegations that women were consistently denied bathroom breaks and resorted to wearing diapers on the job. Terms of the out-of-court settlement were not disclosed, and neither the lawyers representing the women nor Nabisco officials would comment.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1994 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reflecting lingering divisions in the Teamsters Union since national President Ron Carey began a reform movement three years ago, five Southland locals have seceded from Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Los Angeles, stripping the longtime West Coast power base of 32,000 members. The secession is being challenged in court by Mike Riley, head of Joint Council 42 and an opponent of Carey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1994 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charging that dozens of voters were not properly notified, the U. S. Department of Labor has filed suit to void last year's Teamsters Union local election in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and force new balloting. In a related development, the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ruled this week that the union's Ventura local refused to count 36 valid ballots during September's election. He asked that the ballots now be counted.
NEWS
July 16, 1992 | Reuters
The Teamsters Union, which has 1.41 million U.S. members and backed the Republicans in the last three elections, announced Wednesday that it is endorsing Democrat Bill Clinton. "Bill Clinton is our best hope for getting this country moving again," Teamster President Ron Carey said in a statement. "Many Teamsters supported George Bush and Ronald Reagan, who promised 'jobs, jobs, jobs.' The Republicans failed to deliver."
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