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February 23, 2000 | DARYL STRICKLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reflecting the changing face of union membership in California, the Orange County Central Labor Council has chosen its first minority to head the 80-year-old group--Linda Sanchez, the younger sister of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). As the new secretary-treasurer, Sanchez will oversee labor's political programs and lobbying efforts, as well as serve as chief spokesperson for the group that represents more than 80 unions and 106,000 members in Orange County.
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February 23, 2000 | DARYL STRICKLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reflecting the changing face of union membership in California, the Orange County Central Labor Council has chosen its first minority to head the 80-year-old group--Linda Sanchez, the younger sister of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). As the new secretary-treasurer, Sanchez will oversee labor's political programs and lobbying efforts, as well as serve as chief spokesperson for the group that represents more than 80 unions and 106,000 members in Orange County.
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September 11, 1996 | Don Lee, Don Lee covers workplace issues for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7407 and at don.lee@latimes.com
Organized labor has long used its fund-raising and phone-banking muscle to support certain candidates. But this political season, Orange County union activists are launching a new preelection drive. Called "Worker to Worker," dozens of members from unions throughout the county are knocking on homes in the blue-collar 69th Assembly District, which includes Santa Ana, Anaheim and Garden Grove. The purpose: to talk about labor issues--not the candidates.
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September 11, 1996 | Don Lee, Don Lee covers workplace issues for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7407 and at don.lee@latimes.com
Organized labor has long used its fund-raising and phone-banking muscle to support certain candidates. But this political season, Orange County union activists are launching a new preelection drive. Called "Worker to Worker," dozens of members from unions throughout the county are knocking on homes in the blue-collar 69th Assembly District, which includes Santa Ana, Anaheim and Garden Grove. The purpose: to talk about labor issues--not the candidates.
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June 7, 1992 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This busy intersection at Lincoln and Brookhurst, with the Linbrook bowling alley here, Granny's Donuts on that corner over there, the Minit Lube across the street and six lanes of traffic whizzing through the middle, hardly seems the sort of place where a terrible crime occurred. But when darkness falls, this rather ordinary neighborhood of auto parts stores and Mexican restaurants can be a lonely and dangerous place.
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October 6, 1994 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
Jumbo Used Car Sale: Three Orange County credit unions and one in West Covina will join forces Oct. 15 in an unusual venture to stage one of the county's largest used car sales. More than 200,000 credit union members, most from Orange County, will be able to choose from among 750 used cars that will be parked in the southeast lot of Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana.
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March 26, 1986 | LANIE JONES, Times Political Writer
Although he has been supported by labor unions for years and still pays dues to one, Assemblyman Richard Robinson (D-Garden Grove) failed to receive full support for his congressional race Monday from Orange County's major political action committee for unions. Orange County's Committee on Political Education of the AFL-CIO recommended an "open endorsement" for Democrats in the 38th Congressional District.
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January 6, 1988
Representatives of United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers Union Local 1421 picketed a bottle-making company Tuesday to protest the firing of the union's chief steward at the plant. Members of several other unions in Orange County also participated in the demonstration. Marianne Hart, 45, said she was fired Dec. 29 by officials of Sonoco Products because she had protested excessive overtime and a requirement that employees attend company meetings not held on company time.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1997
I just finished reading the article by E. Scott Reckard on unions in Orange County ("Unions' Goals Enjoy Surprising Support," Nov. 11), and I really must take exception to the comments by Craig Rutter, a 26-year-old marketing analyst: "[The labor movement] takes qualified people and holds them back, and takes unqualified people and promotes them to where they shouldn't be." What does a 26-year-old know about unionism or how it feels to be summarily dismissed without due process after working for several years for a company because there is no union to protect the employee?
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September 10, 1999 | SUSAN McCORMACK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two credit unions in Orange County were hit by robbers Thursday, with suspects in one of the incidents leading police on a freeway chase that ended near Los Angeles International Airport and forced the evacuation of a nearby hotel. Police said the two robberies, in Seal Beach and Garden Grove, apparently were not related, no shots were fired, and no one was injured. The first incident was just after 11 a.m. at the Postal Employees Credit Union on Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove.
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June 7, 1992 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This busy intersection at Lincoln and Brookhurst, with the Linbrook bowling alley here, Granny's Donuts on that corner over there, the Minit Lube across the street and six lanes of traffic whizzing through the middle, hardly seems the sort of place where a terrible crime occurred. But when darkness falls, this rather ordinary neighborhood of auto parts stores and Mexican restaurants can be a lonely and dangerous place.
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February 3, 1995 | GERALD W. McENTEE, Gerald W. McEntee is international union president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the nation's largest public employees and health care workers union. and
Crisis breeds opportunity. That should be the lesson Orange County officials learn as they unravel the knotty problems of the county's spectacular nose-dive into bankruptcy. The opportunity is real but can only be grasped if public workers are involved as part of the solution, not scape-goated as part of the county's problem. But that challenges Orange County government leaders to move away from us-versus-them relations with its public sector unions.
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September 10, 1987 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
Five unions representing Orange County workers are planning to meet Monday and discuss the possibility of a combined strike, union officials said Wednesday. Fred Lowe, director of Service Employees International Union, went so far as to say that the unions have already agreed to strike and that the meeting was scheduled only to pick a date for the walkout to begin. "My understanding is that we are getting together to pick a date that would have the most impact," Lowe said.
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