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May 23, 1987 | KRISTINE McKENNA
When he reviewed "River's Edge," KNBC film critic David Sheehan reported that numerous audience members found the movie so objectionable that they left the theater midway through the film to demand their money back. He specifically cited the exit of a female audience member who stood up, voiced her outrage loudly, then stalked out. Also at that screening was Jim Dobson, the L.A. publicist who represents Ione Skye (who plays Clarissa in the film). He remembers the incident differently.
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April 2, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Twenty picketers were arrested Wednesday for blocking traffic at UC Santa Cruz as unionized teaching assistants and tutors began a strike at two UC campuses. The walkout at Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley is expected to extend for a second day Thursday and include the system's other seven undergraduate campuses as well, union leaders said. The United Auto Workers Local 2865 - which represents about 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors and readers - called the strike to protest what it said were unfair labor practices and intimidation by UC administrators.
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BUSINESS
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Construction workers building a massive casino complex on the Las Vegas Strip were expected to return to work after a one-day walkout over safety concerns at the site where six workers have died since 2006. The general contractor of MGM Mirage Inc.'s CityCenter project will arrange for worker safety training and allow union and business leaders full access to the site at all times, union officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Tony Barboza, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Police quashed a demonstration Wednesday at Inglewood High School after hundreds of students attempted to walk out of their classrooms in protest of school administrators, authorities said. Dozens of officers responded to a disturbance call from the school at 231 S. Grevillea Ave. about 1 p.m., Inglewood Police Lt. Jacqueline Layne said. KCAL-TV Channel 9 reported the students were upset over a news report that the financially troubled Inglewood Unified School District recently sent principals and administrators to a retreat at a luxury hotel in La Jolla at a cost of more than $38,000.
NEWS
April 25, 1985
Compton teachers, working without a contract since September, have authorized a strike after negotiations with the Compton Unified School District broke off. Jean Curtis, president of the 1,400-member teachers' union, urged teachers to "clean out your desks" and said a strike could be called as early as Friday. The district, Los Angeles County's third largest, offered teachers a two-year wage-increase package equal to 4.8% a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2013 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Respiratory therapists, nursing aides, surgical technicians and other patient care workers plan to stage a walkout starting Tuesday morning at five University of California medical centers. More than 12,000 workers from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are expected to participate in the two-day strike over staffing, pay and pension reform, union officials said. An additional 3,400 workers from the University Professional and Technical Employees union plan a one-day sympathy strike.
WORLD
May 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Peace talks aimed at healing rifts from the Russian-Georgian war broke down before they could start when the delegations from Russia and Georgia's two separatist provinces refused to take part, mediators said. "The co-chairs strongly regret the walkout by the Russian participants," the U.N., European Union and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said. It was supposed to be the first meeting since February between Georgia, Russia and Russia's allies from the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1987 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
Two bus drivers were fired Wednesday by the Orange County Transit District for alleged vandalism during their union's recent strike, and six others were temporarily suspended. Joanne Curran, a spokeswoman for the transit district, said the firings followed two days of hearings. She would not name the drivers nor specify what they were accused of. "It is not our policy to reveal that information," she said. "However, the charges against the two drivers discharged were very serious.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1987 | Times staff writers Lanie Jones, Bill Billiter and Ray Perez compiled the Week in Review stories.
About 1,700 of the 6,000 employees at the McDonnell Douglas plant in Huntington Beach staged a one-day walkout last week in protest over negotiations for improved pay and benefits. There were no incidents or demonstrations at the plant at 5301 Bolsa Chica St., and the plant remained open. The walkout was staged by members of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
WORLD
September 19, 2010 | By Brendan Brady, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tens of thousands of garment workers staged a walkout in the Cambodian capital in recent days, encouraged by agitation across the region for improved pay and benefits in the low-paying apparel industry. In Bangladesh, an 80% increase in the monthly minimum wage to $43, still the lowest in the region, didn't stop riots last month by workers who said the raise was not enough. Cambodia's work stoppage was relatively peaceful, with participants from the industry's overwhelmingly female workforce chanting slogans and occasionally pumping their fists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Some elective surgeries were postponed, some student dining halls were closed and some classes were canceled Wednesday as a one-day labor strike had a noticeable yet uneven impact at UC's medical centers and campuses Wednesday. The walkout by thousands of service workers, patient care employees, student tutors and others was reported to be peaceful with no arrests at the nine campuses and five medical centers from Davis to San Diego. UC Santa Cruz appeared to be the most heavily affected because demonstrators blocked the two campus entrances and, as a result, many operations such as libraries and cafeterias were significantly reduced or closed for the day, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The University of California reached a tentative contract agreement with unionized nurses at its medical and student-health facilities, averting a one-day walkout that had been scheduled for Wednesday. The four-year agreement still needs to be voted on by the 11,700 UC nurses who belong to the California Nurses Assn., or CNA. Contract highlights released by UC call for annual 4% pay increases through 2017. The nurses have agreed not to join in a one-day strike on Wednesday in sympathy with a walkout still scheduled by the AFSCME local 3299, which represents 22,000 patient-care workers, custodians and food workers at UC's five medical centers and 10 campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
The possibility of a walkout affecting a wide array of public services loomed larger Wednesday after the union representing most Los Angeles County government employees broke off negotiations, charging that county officials have been unresponsive to their demands. "We, the members, we're so ready to strike," said Jessi Gonzalez, a social worker who is bargaining committee member for SEIU 721, which represents 55,000 county workers. "We're in a situation where we don't see any respect from Los Angeles County listening to what we are asking in negotiations….
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND -- The federal mediator leading efforts to avert a BART strike said Thursday afternoon that he was heading back to Washington, leaving little hope that a midnight walkout could be averted. George Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and an Obama appointee, said his team would be available "when and if the parties request further assistance" but that "mediation services came to an end this afternoon. " The Bay Area Rapid Transit rail system serves 400,000 riders a day. BART workers went on strike for 4 1/2 days in July, until Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 60-day cooling-off period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than 24 hours after Gov. Jerry Brown's intercession kept Bay Area Rapid Transit District workers from striking for a second time, the region's transportation picture took a surprising turn for the worse. At noon Monday, drivers and mechanics at a major East Bay bus district announced that they could walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, shutting down all service and leaving 181,000 riders in the lurch. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 delivered its strike notification Monday to the AC Transit board of directors, announcing that 1,625 drivers and mechanics could walk off the job over stalled contract negotiations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2013 | By Lee Romney and Maria L. La Ganga
SAN FRANCISCO - Public officials from throughout the Bay Area banded together Friday to press management and labor to resolve their differences and spare the riding public significant hardship from the second potential regional transit strike in a month. Unions representing the majority of Bay Area Rapid Transit workers issued a 72-hour notice of intent to strike late Thursday. As the clock ticked toward a Sunday midnight deadline, BART General Manager Grace Crunican said the parties continued to negotiate but were "far apart on wages.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1990 | From Reuters
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it was firing up to 2,400 workers at a Mexican assembly plant after a monthlong walkout over a union dispute. Ford spokesman Carlos Bandala said about 1,400 workers at the company's Cuautitlan assembly plant had returned to their jobs but the remaining 2,400 still taking part in the walkout had been sent notifications that they were being cut from the payroll.
NEWS
June 16, 1989
A coal miners' wildcat strike in Virginia and West Virginia escalated, with roving pickets expanding their walkout to a northern West Virginia coal field, Island Creek Coal Co. officials said. The company's southern West Virginia mines, employing about 190, have been shut down since Monday as striking workers ignored a federal judge's back-to-work order. The walkout spread to other Island Creek mines employing 875 people. At least 10,000 miners are estimated to be idled by the strike.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Thirty workers didn't report for their jobs Wednesday at a warehouse supplying Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers, protesting alleged retaliation from managers after employees complained about poor working conditions, organizers said. The action in Mira Loma is the latest in a string of protests against warehouses and logistics companies in the Inland Empire by Warehouse Workers United, a union-backed advocacy group pushing for better working conditions. The workers, who aren't represented by a union, staged a rally at a warehouse operated by Olivet International Inc., which sells apparel and luggage to various retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
A massive walkout of University of California patient care workers that began Tuesday could cost the system's medical centers up to $20 million, officials say. The walkout is expected to last two days and involve more than 12,000 UC workers from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The strike, which began at 4 a.m. Tuesday, involves respiratory therapists, nursing aides, surgical technicians and other patient care workers. It is scheduled to run until 4 a.m. Thursday at five medical centers -- UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco.
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