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December 7, 1995 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Wednesday denied allegations by the president of the firefighters union that the mayor has tried to get inspectors not to enforce fire codes on his friends' development projects. Capt. Ken Buzzell, president of the 3,000-member United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, leveled his accusations Monday evening at the close of a hearing of the City Council's Public Safety Committee.
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November 7, 2006 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Contending that his union is making unreasonable demands in contract talks with the city, a member of the team negotiating a new contract for the United Firefighters of Los Angeles wants to oust the labor organization's well-known president. The negotiating team member, 29-year Fire Department veteran Steve Tufts, is challenging President Pat McOsker in union elections that began late last week and conclude Nov. 17. The timing of the challenge is unusual.
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October 25, 2004 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
One of Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn's loyal labor supporters is facing a stiff challenge to his leadership of the firefighters union in an election that could affect how much money and manpower the union will put behind the mayor's campaign. Pat McOsker, whose brother is the mayor's chief of staff, has headed United Firefighters of Los Angeles City since 2002 and this year said the union would tap its $1.5-million political action fund to support Hahn.
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January 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The city Ethics Commission voted Tuesday to ratify a $1,500 fine against the United Firefighters of Los Angeles for failing to properly disclose three independent expenditures benefiting the 2001 campaign of 6th District City Councilman Tony Cardenas. The union admitted that it paid for literature supporting Cardenas' campaign but that it did not file notices of the spending within 24 hours and did not submit a copy of the mailers to the Ethics Commission, as required by city law.
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December 5, 1995 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 3,000-member Los Angeles firefighters union charged Monday that Mayor Richard Riordan is trying to "decimate" the Fire Department by forcing it to cut operating costs so he can hire more police officers. Members of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City held a downtown rally Monday before marching to a City Council hearing, where 500 or more firefighters filled the council chambers.
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January 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The city Ethics Commission voted Tuesday to ratify a $1,500 fine against the United Firefighters of Los Angeles for failing to properly disclose three independent expenditures benefiting the 2001 campaign of 6th District City Councilman Tony Cardenas. The union admitted that it paid for literature supporting Cardenas' campaign but that it did not file notices of the spending within 24 hours and did not submit a copy of the mailers to the Ethics Commission, as required by city law.
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January 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The political committee of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $1,500 in fines for failing to properly disclose three independent expenditures aimed at benefiting the 2001 campaign of City Councilman Tony Cardenas, according to an agreement released Thursday.
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November 7, 2006 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Contending that his union is making unreasonable demands in contract talks with the city, a member of the team negotiating a new contract for the United Firefighters of Los Angeles wants to oust the labor organization's well-known president. The negotiating team member, 29-year Fire Department veteran Steve Tufts, is challenging President Pat McOsker in union elections that began late last week and conclude Nov. 17. The timing of the challenge is unusual.
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March 8, 1989
One of seven opponents to Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi dropped out of the northeast San Fernando Valley's 7th District race Tuesday and threw his support behind the leading challenger, Lyle Hall. Richard Yanez's withdrawal leaves Bernardi with six opponents in the April 11 election. "It has become apparent that I will not be able to attract the resources necessary to unseat an incumbent," Yanez said at a news conference.
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August 14, 2009 | Phil Willon
Contract talks between city negotiators and the firefighters union are heating up, and not in a good way. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ripped into the firefighters union Thursday, calling its leaders "irresponsible" for posting warning signs in neighborhoods where firetrucks and ambulances are temporarily out of service as a cost-cutting measure. Fifteen firetrucks and six ambulances are being pulled out of service daily on a rotating basis citywide, but all fire stations remain open.
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January 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The political committee of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $1,500 in fines for failing to properly disclose three independent expenditures aimed at benefiting the 2001 campaign of City Councilman Tony Cardenas, according to an agreement released Thursday.
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October 25, 2004 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
One of Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn's loyal labor supporters is facing a stiff challenge to his leadership of the firefighters union in an election that could affect how much money and manpower the union will put behind the mayor's campaign. Pat McOsker, whose brother is the mayor's chief of staff, has headed United Firefighters of Los Angeles City since 2002 and this year said the union would tap its $1.5-million political action fund to support Hahn.
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December 7, 1995 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Wednesday denied allegations by the president of the firefighters union that the mayor has tried to get inspectors not to enforce fire codes on his friends' development projects. Capt. Ken Buzzell, president of the 3,000-member United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, leveled his accusations Monday evening at the close of a hearing of the City Council's Public Safety Committee.
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December 5, 1995 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 3,000-member Los Angeles firefighters union charged Monday that Mayor Richard Riordan is trying to "decimate" the Fire Department by forcing it to cut operating costs so he can hire more police officers. Members of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City held a downtown rally Monday before marching to a City Council hearing, where 500 or more firefighters filled the council chambers.
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December 2, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
Grateful for the care given their members in the wake of the Southland wildfires, two Los Angeles firefighters organizations Wednesday donated four televisions and four videocassette players to the burn center at Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center. "It's a very traumatic and painful existence in there," said Jerry Hall, a vice president of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City. "One of the few pleasures they have is TV."
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