Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsUnion Reform
IN THE NEWS

Union Reform

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
June 11, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Teamsters to Move Quickly to Close Conferences: Union President Ron Carey said he will begin closing the four U.S. regional conferences early next week, and a court rejected opponents' pleas to stop him. Dissidents had asked a federal judge in New York to impose a temporary restraining order to stop Carey from immediately closing the conferences, as approved in a vote Thursday by the Teamsters' executive board. But U.S. District Judge David N.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2013 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles city government faces a litany of problems, from yawning pension liabilities to poorly paved roads. But few threaten long-term prosperity as much as education, and the ability of the city's public schools to produce an educated, taxpaying workforce. Though the mayor plays no official role in running the schools, voters frequently name education as their top priority in picking the city's chief executive. And Los Angeles' top elected official in recent years has increasingly tried to exert influence, with mixed results.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
March 31, 1992 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
It's no shocker to say unions have been weakened by hard-nosed anti-union employers, their political allies like Ronald Reagan and George Bush and even--often understandably--by dissidents within their own ranks. But it is surprising that some of the most telling blows against unions are being dealt by a few brilliant film producers and writers who, paradoxically, are not against unions and are sympathetic to workers.
OPINION
February 15, 2013
The teachers union once had a virtual lock on the Los Angeles Unified school board, and the results weren't pretty. Truly awful schools operated without accountability; the board worked harder to please teachers than to protect students. Today, with more reform-oriented members on the board - thanks to the support of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and like-minded organizations - the situation is very different. Schools are working harder than ever to improve. Charter schools have been welcomed with open arms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top officials of the Service Employees International Union have seized control of its local representing 40,000 Los Angeles County employees, saying that a power struggle within the local union has revealed "a complete breakdown in democratic procedures." All officers of Local 660--the Los Angeles County Employees Assn.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1994 | From Times Staff & Wire Reports
As its leaders continued to feud, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Thursday abolished four regional divisions that have been accused of wasting millions of dollars a year on lavish executive salaries and perks. Teamsters officials in Washington called the decision a "major step toward democratic reform," but dissidents said it was a move to weaken opposition to President Ron Carey and his policies.
NEWS
December 14, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having toppled the leadership of the Teamsters Union with a storybook reform campaign, union President-elect Ron Carey is basking in his first moments of national celebrity. Carey's stunning grass-roots victory is being flatteringly compared to the unexpected outbursts of reform that recently obliterated Soviet and Eastern European dictatorships.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2004 | Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writer
The president of the nation's largest union on Wednesday called for major reforms in the AFL-CIO and suggested that he would pull out of the federation if the changes weren't quickly adopted. "We have spent too much time writing too many reports with too many recommendations that in the end the leaders did not have the courage to adopt," said Andrew Stern, president of the 1.7-million-member Service Employees International Union.
NEWS
March 1, 1987
The Rapid Transit District and members of its drivers' union agreed to begin an "aggressive" campaign aimed at curbing absenteeism among operators and improving service for riders. The agreement was reached at a meeting of about 120 representatives of management and drivers and was announced at RTD headquarters by John Dyer, the district's general manager, and Earl Clark, general chairman of the United Transportation Union.
NEWS
July 7, 1992 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ron Carey stood on the marble steps of Teamsters headquarters in bright sunshine one day last February, he promised in his inaugural address that he would use the power of his presidency to rid the nation's largest trade union of the persistent curse of Mob influence.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2004 | Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writer
The president of the nation's largest union on Wednesday called for major reforms in the AFL-CIO and suggested that he would pull out of the federation if the changes weren't quickly adopted. "We have spent too much time writing too many reports with too many recommendations that in the end the leaders did not have the courage to adopt," said Andrew Stern, president of the 1.7-million-member Service Employees International Union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The privately backed school reform group LEARN on Tuesday recommended a plan to improve the quality of Los Angeles school principals by training them in leadership skills, paying them more and removing those who don't perform. The proposal, drawn up by five reform-minded principals, calls for the district to spend $33 million more a year on its 900 school leaders, roughly divided between training and salary enhancements.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Teamsters to Move Quickly to Close Conferences: Union President Ron Carey said he will begin closing the four U.S. regional conferences early next week, and a court rejected opponents' pleas to stop him. Dissidents had asked a federal judge in New York to impose a temporary restraining order to stop Carey from immediately closing the conferences, as approved in a vote Thursday by the Teamsters' executive board. But U.S. District Judge David N.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1994 | From Times Staff & Wire Reports
As its leaders continued to feud, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Thursday abolished four regional divisions that have been accused of wasting millions of dollars a year on lavish executive salaries and perks. Teamsters officials in Washington called the decision a "major step toward democratic reform," but dissidents said it was a move to weaken opposition to President Ron Carey and his policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top officials of the Service Employees International Union have seized control of its local representing 40,000 Los Angeles County employees, saying that a power struggle within the local union has revealed "a complete breakdown in democratic procedures." All officers of Local 660--the Los Angeles County Employees Assn.
NEWS
July 7, 1992 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ron Carey stood on the marble steps of Teamsters headquarters in bright sunshine one day last February, he promised in his inaugural address that he would use the power of his presidency to rid the nation's largest trade union of the persistent curse of Mob influence.
NEWS
July 25, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with ethnic violence in the Soviet south and secession in the north, Soviet leaders may formally agree by the end of this year to dismantle their country as it now exists to found a new union with far greater powers for independence-minded local authorities. In a monumental reversal of traditionally top-heavy Communist rule and of centuries of relentless Russian centralization begun by the czars, the leadership of President Mikhail S.
NEWS
July 4, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Natalia Dorokhina is a card-carrying member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In a soft but steady voice, she speaks of Lenin as a "criminal" and says he was no lofty-minded revolutionary but the mastermind of a violent putsch that destroyed a legal government.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1992 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
It's no shocker to say unions have been weakened by hard-nosed anti-union employers, their political allies like Ronald Reagan and George Bush and even--often understandably--by dissidents within their own ranks. But it is surprising that some of the most telling blows against unions are being dealt by a few brilliant film producers and writers who, paradoxically, are not against unions and are sympathetic to workers.
NEWS
December 14, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having toppled the leadership of the Teamsters Union with a storybook reform campaign, union President-elect Ron Carey is basking in his first moments of national celebrity. Carey's stunning grass-roots victory is being flatteringly compared to the unexpected outbursts of reform that recently obliterated Soviet and Eastern European dictatorships.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|