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February 27, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Former employees of the JonSons Markets and members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union are picketing the company that bought the buildings, accusing it of hiring new workers at lower wages and providing fewer benefits. JonSons closed its locations at 4831 and 3425 Whittier Blvd. on Jan. 7, giving 150 employees 30 days' notice that they would be out of their jobs. K. V. Mart Co.
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NEWS
February 27, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Former employees of the JonSons Markets and members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union are picketing the company that bought the buildings, accusing it of hiring new workers at lower wages and providing fewer benefits. JonSons closed its locations at 4831 and 3425 Whittier Blvd. on Jan. 7, giving 150 employees 30 days' notice that they would be out of their jobs. K. V. Mart Co.
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BUSINESS
July 20, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
In an embarrassing blow to organized labor, the Seattle union local that ran a massive publicity campaign protesting Nordstrom Inc.'s alleged mistreatment of workers was decertified Friday by a strong majority of employees in Nordstrom's five Seattle stores.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1993 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiators for about 100,000 Southland supermarket workers agreed Monday to accept a proposed three-year contract with major grocery chains that offers relatively small pay increases and reduced employer contributions to pension funds, illustrating the weakened bargaining position of the once-strong union. The negotiators will ask union members to support the pact in ratification voting that begins today. If the members--who have been working without a contract since Oct.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
The union that represents 1,700 Nordstrom workers in the Seattle area has given up on a key demand and signed a labor contract with the department store chain 17 months after the last contract expired. Leaders of Local 1001 of the United Food & Commercial Workers union--which as part of its negotiation effort had run an effective negative-publicity campaign against the Nordstrom chain during the past year--said they dropped their insistence on maintaining a "union shop."
BUSINESS
October 12, 1993 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiators for about 100,000 Southland supermarket workers agreed Monday to accept a proposed three-year contract with major grocery chains that offers relatively small pay increases and reduced employer contributions to pension funds, illustrating the weakened bargaining position of the once-strong union. The negotiators will ask union members to support the pact in ratification voting that begins today. If the members--who have been working without a contract since Oct.
NEWS
November 24, 1986
Presidents of union locals from around the country called for solidarity with meatpackers who lost jobs during a strike and accused top labor leadership of cooperating with management to force concessions. About 250 workers at a rally in Boston's Faneuil Hall cheered speakers who called for action against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union leadership, which they said permitted deteriorating wages and benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2010
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez Party: Democrat Age: 40 Residence: Los Angeles Personal: Single, no children Education: UC Berkeley Previous occupation: Regional vice president and local political director, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Budget plan: Closes the deficit with minimal program cuts, with the help of $9.3 billion in borrowing. A new tax on oil production would be used to repay the loan.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a trespassing decision that barred a labor union from soliciting for members at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores nationwide. The court ruled that the world's largest retailer failed to show irreparable harm from solicitations by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was still examining the order.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
In an embarrassing blow to organized labor, the Seattle union local that ran a massive publicity campaign protesting Nordstrom Inc.'s alleged mistreatment of workers was decertified Friday by a strong majority of employees in Nordstrom's five Seattle stores.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
The union that represents 1,700 Nordstrom workers in the Seattle area has given up on a key demand and signed a labor contract with the department store chain 17 months after the last contract expired. Leaders of Local 1001 of the United Food & Commercial Workers union--which as part of its negotiation effort had run an effective negative-publicity campaign against the Nordstrom chain during the past year--said they dropped their insistence on maintaining a "union shop."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2000
Margaret Florence Fahringer, a retired grocery clerk, died Saturday at a Ventura nursing home. She was 90. Fahringer was born May 25, 1910, in Cincinnati. When she was 18 months old, she and her older sister moved to Hungary with their maternal grandmother and an aunt. The children were unable to return to this country until Fahringer was about 12 because of the start of World War I.
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