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October 13, 1988 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
A union official was fatally wounded Wednesday by a gunman who burst into the union hall on the Los Angeles-Harbor Gateway strip, fired two shots into his head and escaped in a car. Police said Walter Sanford, 56, a business agent for the Steam, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Pipefitters Union, Local 250, was shot by a man who confronted him about 8 a.m. in a union hall conference room.
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BUSINESS
January 3, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga and W.J. Hennigan
EVERETT, Wash. -- The union hall closest to Boeing Co.'s biggest manufacturing operation swarmed with activity Friday afternoon, as hundreds of machinist union members queued up to vote on the aerospace giant's latest contract. The International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 751, which represents more than 31,000 Boeing workers in Washington state, are voting Friday on a contract that would ensure that construction on the 777X airliner would stay in the region.
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NEWS
May 3, 1987 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
After several reprieves, the Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation was evicted last week from the union hall where it had run a food bank for the poor for the last four years. The food bank, which was operated with federal funds and private donations, distributed from 7,000 to 10,000 bags of groceries a month to out-of-work former steelworkers, needy people and other food pantries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Two Rialto police officers have quit and four others have been severely disciplined after an internal investigation was completed into allegations that they had sex with strip club workers at police union headquarters, the chief said Friday. The announcement is the latest chapter in a scandal that has sullied the image of the Police Department in Rialto, near San Bernardino, since a waitress at the strip club made allegations of group sex, on-duty sex and other liaisons inside union headquarters and the agency's narcotics office.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In Elizabethan days, Shakespearean companies played in marketplaces and town squares, so it seems only natural that the Bard should materialize in a union hall--specifically, the Union Labor Temple, a historical red brick building on the edge of Old Town Pasadena. The Los Angeles Shakespeare Company (not to be confused with the better known Shakespeare Festival/LA) has returned to Pasadena after a year's absence with a dreamy, moonlit production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
NEWS
November 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
A bomb destroyed a leftist union hall in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people and wounding at least 29, including two Americans. The devastating explosion rocked the headquarters of the National Federation of Salvadoran Workers, the second largest union in El Salvador, at 12:30 p.m. Journalists who reached the scene in downtown San Salvador counted six mangled bodies in the rubble of the building. A Rosales Hospital spokesman said a union leader and a girl died while undergoing surgery.
NEWS
February 12, 1987 | RICHARD HOLGUIN, Times Staff Writer
The people who live in the small houses surrounding Ironworkers Local 433 say they have had enough of the drunken tirades, the men who spend the night in their cars and others who defecate in public. And then there was the scare when one of the out-of-work union members reportedly brandished a gun. "Before they weren't fighting, but now they're more aggressive," said Jose Torres, 43, who has lived seven years with his wife, three sons and mother on Astor Avenue behind the union hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1997 | CHARLES TAYLOR KERCHNER and JULIA E. KOPPICH and JOSEPH G. WEERES, Charles Taylor Kerchner and Joseph G. Weeres are professors at Claremont Graduate School. Julia E. Koppich is managing partner at Management Analysis and Planning, San Francisco, and a visiting professor at CGS. They are the authors of the forthcoming "United Mind Workers" (Jossey-Bass)
Fallen leaders remind us of what we have lost and what we have gained. Clearly, former United Teachers of Los Angeles president Helen Bernstein's death April 3 deprives Los Angeles of one of its most forceful educational leaders. Yet her death illuminates the value of teacher union leadership in the quest to reform public education. Perhaps more than any other group, they have the capability to break the gridlock of educational interest groups to bring fundamental change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1991 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A three-alarm fire ripped through the United Food & Commercial Workers Union hall on Wednesday morning, gutting offices, destroying records and causing almost $3 million in damage. About a third of the 36,000-square-foot building in the 8500 block of Stanton Avenue was destroyed in the blaze, which was reported anonymously shortly before 5 a.m., Buena Park fire marshal Donald C. Tully said. The fire was quenched at 6:30 a.m.
NEWS
March 25, 1992 | GEORGE SKELTON, TIMES SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF
As hundreds of supporters screamed their jubilation in a union hall, Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. declared Tuesday night that his "shocking upset" in Connecticut represents "a sea change" in American politics. "It's not the end of the story," the former California governor said. "It's just the second or third chapter. There's more to come." Later, sitting side by side with Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton on ABC-TV's "Nightline," Brown admonished: "Don't think this is a fluke."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Rialto police officers had group sex with employees of the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club at the police narcotics office and the police union headquarters, according to a claim filed against the Inland Empire city. Nancy Holtgreve, a server at the club, says that more than two officers engaged in sexual conduct with strip club employees, and that one officer used the department's narcotics office for sexual liaisons during the last two years. Her relationship with one officer soured when she got pregnant, she alleges, and the officer began threatening her. The claim filed Monday alleges that the behavior "fostered and perpetuated a culture of unwanted sexual harassment of females by male police officers.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2008 | Tom Hamburger and Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writers
The tight race between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama has opened surprisingly deep and bitter divisions in the ranks of organized labor, as rival union leaders fly planeloads of last-minute volunteers into key states, accuse each other of trying to disenfranchise members, and even launch open attacks on rival Democratic candidates.
OPINION
May 7, 2006 | Jared Bernstein, JARED BERNSTEIN is a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and author of the new book, "All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy."
I Was working late in my D.C. office. I'd been running some new simulations on my macro-model, but nothing was converging, so I figured I'd close up my spreadsheet and find a corner in some dark speak-easy to lick my wounds. That's when she walked in. She had a neckline as low as the Nasdaq in '01, curves like sine waves and a dress tighter than the global oil supply. She had my attention even before she pulled out two reports I'd seen that very morning.
NEWS
September 4, 2001 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Locking James P. Hoffa's Teamsters in a political bearhug as he courted union members on Labor Day, President Bush told workers Monday he knows economic growth is "anemic at best," but he expressed confidence in the nation's economic foundation. The president offered an echo of the "Message: I care" declaration that his father made to voters suffering through a recession during his unsuccessful 1992 presidential reelection bid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2000 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along with the sunshine, cookouts and music that marked Monday across the Los Angeles Basin, a bit of old-fashioned Labor Day was on display in Wilmington. Several hundred union members and their families marched down Avalon Boulevard for the annual Labor Day parade and headed for Banning Park for speeches and picnicking. They were celebrating their daily toil and protesting everything from school vouchers to corporate greed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2000 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The song was empty without words, and the band members knew it as they played inside the Santa Ana union hall on Saturday. There was no "pardon me, boy," or "dinner in the diner," but "Chattanooga Choo Choo," somehow still felt right. It was Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke's signature arrangement--a song for which he earned the first gold record in history when it sold 1.2 million copies.
SPORTS
August 27, 1992
The Burbank Boxing Committee will hold an amateur show Friday night at the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union hall, 2600 West Victory Blvd. The first bout starts at 7:30.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1985
The ex-husband of a 32-year-old Spring Valley woman fatally shot the woman in her home about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, then turned the gun on himself about an hour later at a Hillcrest union hall, authorities said. Suzanne M. Kane was shot three times after a fight outside her house with Randall D. Boone, 31, a sheriff's spokesman said. A fourth shot missed a neighbor who was attempting to help Kane. After the shooting, Boone fled in his car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1997 | CHARLES TAYLOR KERCHNER and JULIA E. KOPPICH and JOSEPH G. WEERES, Charles Taylor Kerchner and Joseph G. Weeres are professors at Claremont Graduate School. Julia E. Koppich is managing partner at Management Analysis and Planning, San Francisco, and a visiting professor at CGS. They are the authors of the forthcoming "United Mind Workers" (Jossey-Bass)
Fallen leaders remind us of what we have lost and what we have gained. Clearly, former United Teachers of Los Angeles president Helen Bernstein's death April 3 deprives Los Angeles of one of its most forceful educational leaders. Yet her death illuminates the value of teacher union leadership in the quest to reform public education. Perhaps more than any other group, they have the capability to break the gridlock of educational interest groups to bring fundamental change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995
Give us your children's impressionable minds and we'll give them jobs. That was the deal struck this week between the local longshoremen's union and Long Beach and Los Angeles school districts. In exchange for giving 200 teen-agers summer work, the union will design a curriculum to teach students the importance of union history. Unions have long complained that the labor movement is rarely discussed in schools.
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