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July 29, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Guess Inc. said it filed suit against the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees for violations of a 1995 agreement not to use harassment and other tactics against the company. The union had agreed not to sponsor any lawsuits or support leafleting, demonstrations or other campaigns against the brand-name jeans and clothing maker, Guess said.
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May 31, 2001 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Raynor, an aggressive labor organizer who led a series of successful campaigns in the South over the last two decades, was named president of the New York-based garment workers union, UNITE, late Wednesday.
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BUSINESS
May 31, 2001 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Raynor, an aggressive labor organizer who led a series of successful campaigns in the South over the last two decades, was named president of the New York-based garment workers union, UNITE, late Wednesday.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Guess Inc. said it filed suit against the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees for violations of a 1995 agreement not to use harassment and other tactics against the company. The union had agreed not to sponsor any lawsuits or support leafleting, demonstrations or other campaigns against the brand-name jeans and clothing maker, Guess said.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1995 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a marriage that says less about the partners' attraction for each other than about the size of the threat they face from foreign competition and domestic politics, the nation's two top apparel unions announced Monday that they will merge.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1997 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garment worker and union activist Ramon Flores says he had a single request after getting the word that he was one of a group of employees being fired by Guess Inc.: He asked that the personnel manager, not one of the security guards posted nearby, be the one to walk him out to the front gate. "I wanted to leave with dignity. I didn't want to leave like a thief," said the 42-year-old Flores, a warehouse worker at Guess for nearly 3 1/2 years before being let go last summer.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1997 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The bitter labor battle at Guess Inc. took a surprising turn Friday, as 150 to 200 employees of the Los Angeles clothing company staged a street demonstration against the union that has been trying to organize its warehouse and production workers. A Guess spokesman said the lunchtime protest--featuring demonstrators chanting, "Guess, yes! Union, no!"--was a spontaneous development. He said management played no role in the event.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1997
Iowa-based Lee Enterprises Inc. will buy the Pacific Northwest Publishing Group--composed of eight Oregon newspapers--from ABC and its Burbank-based parent Walt Disney Co. for $185 million. . . . Los Angeles-based Guess Inc. said it filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees for alleged violations of a 1995 agreement not to use harassment and other tactics against the company. Union officials weren't available for comment.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kmart Campaigns Against Union Candidate: The nation's second-largest retailer urged investors to reject union-backed Stephen Hester as a corporate director. Hester, 59, was nominated by a shareholder group comprising the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and the Teamsters. The unions' proxy solicitation is an effort to pressure the board and management to give concessions on labor issues, Kmart Corp. Chairman Floyd Hall wrote in a letter to shareholders of the Troy, Mich.
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December 24, 1996
A Santa Monica bookstore poetry reading in support of garment workers is part of a libel suit that Guess Inc. has filed against labor organizations that claim the clothing maker contracts with companies that have sweatshop conditions. On Monday, a Superior Court judge in Santa Monica limited the scope of the lawsuit to libel and slander and postponed a labor union motion to dismiss the case.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1997 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The bitter labor battle at Guess Inc. took a surprising turn Friday, as 150 to 200 employees of the Los Angeles clothing company staged a street demonstration against the union that has been trying to organize its warehouse and production workers. A Guess spokesman said the lunchtime protest--featuring demonstrators chanting, "Guess, yes! Union, no!"--was a spontaneous development. He said management played no role in the event.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1997 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garment worker and union activist Ramon Flores says he had a single request after getting the word that he was one of a group of employees being fired by Guess Inc.: He asked that the personnel manager, not one of the security guards posted nearby, be the one to walk him out to the front gate. "I wanted to leave with dignity. I didn't want to leave like a thief," said the 42-year-old Flores, a warehouse worker at Guess for nearly 3 1/2 years before being let go last summer.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1995 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a marriage that says less about the partners' attraction for each other than about the size of the threat they face from foreign competition and domestic politics, the nation's two top apparel unions announced Monday that they will merge.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1997 | (Reuters)
About 1,600 unionized workers at Kmart Corp.'s four apparel distribution centers have rejected the company's final contract offer, setting the stage for nationwide labor actions, union officials said. The Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, or UNITE, said workers rejected the offer at distribution centers in Carson; Atlanta; North Bergen, N.J.; and Groveport, Ohio. The centers process and pack apparel orders for Kmart's 2,122 retail stores across the nation.
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