January 18, 1995 |
Ashamed to seek help from the government, Eliodoro Frutos had never been to an unemployment office before last week. But the farm laborer, out of work indefinitely because of the recent storms, swallowed his pride out of concern for his wife and five children who live in Mexico. Frutos, who has a permit to work in the United States, said his family members rely on the money he sends them to survive. "I haven't been able to send them any money," Frutos said. "They don't have anything."
February 9, 1993 |
Ventura County employers to comply with anti-discrimination laws "have to realize that it's no longer acceptable for them to be led primarily by white males," said Dawn Hodson, president of J.D. Hodson & Associates, a Ventura business consulting firm. Because of dramatic changes in Ventura County's ethnic makeup, employers must make special efforts to avoid continually duplicating the "look" of their work force and executive ranks, Hodson said.
April 23, 1995 |
For many hard years, Juan Santiago Chavez trekked north to California each spring to grub money to feed his family and to save so he could one day build a fine house in the tiny mountaintop village where he was born. But now he works only part-time, sleeps in a new two-story concrete home that is among the largest around and still can hardly believe the turn of events that brought him $35,000 last year.
September 13, 1987
A Ventura County Superior Court judge issued an order prohibiting about 300 medical workers from taking part in a strike of Ventura County government employees scheduled to begin Tuesday. Meanwhile, 80 of the county's 100 road and flood-control workers began their strike five days early in a union-sanctioned walkout, forming picket lines at service yard facilities in Moorpark and Oxnard, union spokesman Greg Thayer said. After receiving affidavits from health administrators, Judge Kenneth R.
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September 29, 2001 |
Ventura County government's largest labor union approved a tentative contract Friday, potentially ending its most acrimonious salary battle in a decade. Under the agreement, 4,200 general government workers would receive raises averaging 13% over four years. If the contract is quickly ratified, employees will see the pay increase beginning in their Oct. 18 checks, union leaders said.
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January 30, 2004 |
Farmers, housing advocates and community leaders pledged Thursday to build on momentum surrounding the creation of new farmworker housing in Ventura County, saying the issue is critical to the stability of the county's oldest and most prominent industry.