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October 27, 1994 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reflecting continued turmoil in the Teamsters union since national President Ron Carey began a reform movement three years ago, five locals in Southern California have pulled out of Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Los Angeles, stripping the longtime West Coast power base of 32,000 members. The defection is being challenged in court by Mike Riley, head of the council and an opponent of Carey.
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April 30, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
With little progress being made in contract talks between Southern California's major grocery chains and the union representing 62,000 of their workers, a federal mediator is being brought in to meet with both sides in the coming weeks. Officials of the United Food and Commercial Workers, citing a news blackout over the negotiations, declined to say which side contacted the federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Representatives of Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons — the three big chains in the talks — could not be reached for comment late Friday.
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May 8, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Michael J. Riley, the most powerful Teamster in Southern California, has been accused by a court-appointed investigator of covering up corruption in a Los Angeles Teamsters local, "double-dipping" into a union car-allowance fund and allowing some union staffers to keep their union-paid automobiles upon retirement.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1994 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reflecting continued turmoil in the Teamsters union since national President Ron Carey began a reform movement three years ago, five locals in Southern California have pulled out of Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Los Angeles, stripping the longtime West Coast power base of 32,000 members. The defection is being challenged in court by Mike Riley, head of the council and an opponent of Carey.
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May 11, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Gas & Electric Chairman Tom Page said Friday that he intends to remain at the helm of the utility despite allegations that he has lost credibility among his employees, customers and San Diegans in general. Page's credibility has come under attack in recent days because of his staunch and continued defense of SDG&E's planned merger with Southern California Edison.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
With little progress being made in contract talks between Southern California's major grocery chains and the union representing 62,000 of their workers, a federal mediator is being brought in to meet with both sides in the coming weeks. Officials of the United Food and Commercial Workers, citing a news blackout over the negotiations, declined to say which side contacted the federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Representatives of Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons — the three big chains in the talks — could not be reached for comment late Friday.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2012
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate has rejected a bill that would have required utility regulators to make public all investigation orders, accident reports and related documents. The bill, SB 1000, by Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) fell two votes shy of the minimum of 21 needed for passage. The bill was prompted by the Sept. 9, 2010, deadly explosion of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. gas pipeline in San Bruno, south of San Francisco. The blast killed eight people and leveled 35 homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1992
Mark S. Whiting, who helped develop the Western Conference of Teamsters and Joint Council No. 42, has died at his home in Van Nuys. He was 84. Whiting died Sunday of cancer, said his son, Douglas M. Whiting of Murrieta, Calif. Born in Grano, N.D., Mark S. Whiting came to California in 1923 and became part of the Teamsters union for milk drivers in 1931, advancing to shop steward, business agent and finally secretary and treasurer in 1941.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1989
As chief negotiator for the Teamsters unions in Southern California's food industry, I was completely baffled by the argument in Roger M. Laverty III's letter to the Times ("Column on Smart & Final Ignored Company's Side," Aug. 13) regarding the Smart & Final Iris strike and dispute over retiree medical coverage. Laverty's statements were far from fact and, as president of the firm, he should know better. He knows: 1. In contract negotiations with the union, the company said retiree benefits were not a subject of mandatory collective bargaining and he refused to talk about them.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1989
Regarding the letter from Pacific Enterprises Chief Executive Paul A. Miller ("Southern California Gas Co. Is Proud of Stock Ownership Plan for Workers," April 23): Miller's response to Harry Bernstein's April 18 column ("Utility Resists Adding Union Official to Firm's Directors") is a masterpiece of misleading information. He claims that I have been offered the shareholders list in the drive to get representation for the thousands of shareholders (many of them unions workers at Southern California Gas)
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May 11, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Gas & Electric Chairman Tom Page said Friday that he intends to remain at the helm of the utility despite allegations that he has lost credibility among his employees, customers and San Diegans in general. Page's credibility has come under attack in recent days because of his staunch and continued defense of SDG&E's planned merger with Southern California Edison.
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May 8, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Michael J. Riley, the most powerful Teamster in Southern California, has been accused by a court-appointed investigator of covering up corruption in a Los Angeles Teamsters local, "double-dipping" into a union car-allowance fund and allowing some union staffers to keep their union-paid automobiles upon retirement.
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November 21, 1986 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Local 770 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, one of the largest unions in Southern California, announced in Los Angeles on Thursday that it has set up a hot line to help illegal aliens gain amnesty under the new immigration law. The announcement and similar efforts by other unions are the first indications of how active a role organized labor plans to play in the effort in Southern California to win amnesty for members who are in the country illegally.
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February 12, 1989 | BARNETT SUSSMAN
John Rohan has learned to look for the future in two different places. As president of the Rohan Corp., Los Angeles, he develops commercial and industrial property in Southern California and also in his native Ireland. He says the most significant difference between the two markets is how far away each places its future. Southern Californians, he says, see the future as being just beyond the present. The Irish see the future as off in the distance.
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