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March 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The main national carpenters' union is breaking from its affiliation with the AFL-CIO over differences in the direction of the labor movement, the union's president said in a letter. "The AFL-CIO continues to operate under the rules and procedures of an era that passed years ago, while the industries that employ our members change from day to day," said the letter from Douglas J. McCarron to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney.
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March 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The main national carpenters' union is breaking from its affiliation with the AFL-CIO over differences in the direction of the labor movement, the union's president said in a letter. "The AFL-CIO continues to operate under the rules and procedures of an era that passed years ago, while the industries that employ our members change from day to day," said the letter from Douglas J. McCarron to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney.
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NEWS
September 7, 1990 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors Thursday sued to break the alleged mob domination of New York's powerful carpenters' union, a move that again demonstrated the new stress federal crime-fighters have placed on eliminating mob influence in unions. In a lengthy civil racketeering suit, the U.S.
NEWS
September 7, 1990 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors Thursday sued to break the alleged mob domination of New York's powerful carpenters' union, a move that again demonstrated the new stress federal crime-fighters have placed on eliminating mob influence in unions. In a lengthy civil racketeering suit, the U.S.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
John Edwards won the endorsement of the United Steelworkers and the United Mine Workers of America as more than 1,000 union members cheered the Democratic presidential candidate at a Labor Day rally and parade in Pittsburgh. "America was not built on Wall Street. America was built by steelworkers and mine workers," Edwards told supporters. The endorsements mean that Edwards now has more than any Democratic presidential candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1988
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to approve the appointment of Floyd D. Clay, a labor leader and Wilmington resident, to the Board of Harbor Commissioners. Clay, business manager of Local 1437 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, succeeds Kenneth Lord, who died in December. Clay, who was nominated by Mayor Tom Bradley, will assume his post Wednesday. The five-member harbor commission sets policies for the Port of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1988
Floyd Clay, a labor leader and Wilmington resident, has been nominated by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to a seat on the city's board of harbor commissioners as a replacement for Kenneth Lord, another labor leader who died Dec. 15. If confirmed by the City Council, Clay will continue the tradition of having a labor representative on the five-member panel, which sets policies for the Port of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
Intel Corp. shareholders spurned management's wishes Wednesday and approved an advisory proposal calling on the chip maker to expense stock options in its financial reports. The measure won only 54% of the vote, but its passage was a major victory for supporters of expensing options. Intel has led the opposition to the practice since it gained popularity after recent corporate scandals.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Democrat John Edwards on Saturday accused presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton of defending a lobbyist-driven political system that is "rigged against regular Americans" and that killed her plan for universal healthcare. He said no Democratic candidate could legitimately promise to change the nation without swearing off special- interest money from federal lobbyists -- which Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.) has refused to do.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers on Thursday endorsed Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Mike Huckabee in the presidential primaries, and Democrat John Edwards picked up the backing of the carpenters union. The Machinists union has 700,000 members and estimates that a third of the membership votes Republican. It is the first time the union has made a dual endorsement. It chose to do so this year to encourage all members to vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2001
On Friday, Mayor James K. Hahn announced his nominees to three critical city commissions. The City Council must confirm his appointments in the next 45 days before the nominees can take their posts. Airport Commission * Eileen Nebel Levine, a health educator and former associate dean of students for UCLA's Student Health Service. * Cheryl Peterson, a member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and a current airport commissioner who was appointed by former Mayor Richard Riordan in September.
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