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July 1, 1994 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for abortion rights advocates, the Supreme Court said Thursday that judges and lawmakers can create a "buffer zone" around an abortion clinic and prevent protesters from picketing and chanting on the street and sidewalks in front of the facility. This limited ban on peaceful protest does not violate the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech, the court ruled on a 6-3 vote, as long as it is deemed necessary to preserve the patient's right to freely enter a clinic.
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BUSINESS
February 3, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mine Workers Strike Peabody Coal: The United Mine Workers of America struck the nation's largest coal producer, Peabody Coal Co., using it as the target in negotiations with the coal industry, but efforts to restart talks were fruitless. It was the first time since 1984 that a work stoppage was part of negotiations between the union and the Bituminous Coal Operators Assn. Their 1988 pact, which expired late Monday, covered 66,000 miners and hundreds of mines.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Coal Strike Ends: The United Mine Workers of America ended a seven-month strike by 17,700 miners, ratifying a national contract that boosts wages and breaks new ground by reserving jobs at non-union mines for UMW members. Striking miners in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Virginia are expected to return to work Thursday afternoon, ending the longest national walkout by the UMW in decades. The landmark five-year pact with major U.S.
NEWS
October 5, 1989
The United Mine Workers of America, independent of labor's umbrella organizations since its legendary leader, John L. Lewis, broke ranks more than four decades ago, requested affiliation in the AFL-CIO. Members of the federation's executive council were being polled by telephone, and the board is expected to unanimously welcome the UMW.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Coal Strike Ends: The United Mine Workers of America ended a seven-month strike by 17,700 miners, ratifying a national contract that boosts wages and breaks new ground by reserving jobs at non-union mines for UMW members. Striking miners in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Virginia are expected to return to work Thursday afternoon, ending the longest national walkout by the UMW in decades. The landmark five-year pact with major U.S.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1989 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
What goes on here? All of a sudden, the anti-union Bush Administration seems to be riding to the rescue of the badly crippled United Mine Workers of America, which is embroiled in a crucial struggle against what has been an implacable foe, Pittston Coal Co. For six months the Administration callously ignored the bitter and costly miners strike.
NEWS
July 1, 1994 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for abortion rights advocates, the Supreme Court said Thursday that judges and lawmakers can create a "buffer zone" around an abortion clinic and prevent protesters from picketing and chanting on the street and sidewalks in front of the facility. This limited ban on peaceful protest does not violate the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech, the court ruled on a 6-3 vote, as long as it is deemed necessary to preserve the patient's right to freely enter a clinic.
NEWS
May 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United Mine Workers ordered 2,000 miners on strike in Indiana and Illinois. The miners, who have worked without a contract since May 3, struck AMAX Coal Co., Zeigler Coal Co. and Arch Mineral Corp., union President Richard L. Trumka said. Thomas Hoffman, chief negotiator for the Bituminous Coal Operators Assn., which represents the nation's 12 largest coal companies, said he was disappointed by the decision. Talks between the union and the companies were suspended last week.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Coal Miners' Strike Expands: A month-old strike by the United Mine Workers of America spread to five more companies in Illinois, West Virginia and Pennsylvania as another 1,700 miners walked off the job, bringing the total number of strikers to 9,200. The strike, which began Feb. 1 against Peabody Coal Co., expanded to Consol Inc., Arch Mineral, Freeman Energy, Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Co. and Ziegler Coal Co. The two sides said they are not negotiating and have no current plans to do so.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
The coal industry's top labor negotiator plans to make retiree health care expenses a key issue in next year's contract talks between coal operators and the United Mine Workers union. The two trust funds that pay the medical benefits are operating in the red, and coal companies that contribute to the funds say it's harder to compete against firms that don't have to pay. "Every company with union operations knows that retiree health benefits is the single most non-competitive cost," Michael K.
NEWS
February 21, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Striking Pittston Co. coal miners in three Southeast states ratified a contract that combines employer concessions on job security and health benefits with more flexible work rules for around-the-clock coal production, United Mine Workers Union President Richard L. Trumka announced Tuesday. The 1,900 striking miners, who voted Monday in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky, gave 63% approval to a tentative settlement reached last Dec. 31.
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