September 13, 1988 |
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asked a federal court Monday to hold United Airlines in contempt for failing to hire enough blacks and women as pilots. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, the commission charged that United has failed to abide by a 1976 consent decree in which the airline agreed to hire qualified minority and women pilots at double the rate at which they applied for the jobs in relation to white males.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1994 |
This class mixes physics with weightlifting, basic algebra with hauling a heavy toolbox up and down stairs. All the students are women, and child care is offered down the hall. Three nights a week, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has conducted a much-praised program designed to introduce women to one of the great male bastions of city employment--the skilled craft positions at the DWP.
May 19, 1996 |
Cathy Mears thought the best thing she could do after she had children was give up her career and become a stay-at-home mom. But she just couldn't afford it. "My husband and I looked at all kinds of things, trying to swing it," she said. "Finally I said maybe I'll just have to go back to work." However, Mears found some middle ground. Now the co-owner of B&C Family Daycare in Vista, Calif., she works part time from home.
May 16, 1994
Leslie Meltzer Aronzon recalls her moment of embarrassment--and annoyance--well. It was right after she and four colleagues had been in an intense negotiating session with an important client. As they were walking along discussing their potential responses, the conversation came to a dead halt. Aronzon's co-workers had all veered off and disappeared into the men's room. "I stood there and talked to the plant," said Aronzon, 31, an investment banker with Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin Inc.
June 30, 1988 |
Should anyone imagine today's ship captains as swashbuckling figures commanding rowdy crews amid adventure on the high seas, let Lynn Korwatch set them straight. Not only are they not swashbucklers--not all of them are male anymore. "What captains have become over the years are administrators," said Korwatch, who is believed to be the first woman to command a large U.S. commercial vessel. "You are sitting at a desk all day long. There's a lot of paper work to be done.
December 28, 1995 |
The Balkan war never reached this faraway mountain village in central Serbia, but the women who live here longed for peace as much as anyone. With the fighting over and economic sanctions against the rump Yugoslavia suspended, dozens of them have returned to doing what they do best: hand-knitting wool sweaters that before the war enjoyed a worldwide reputation and helped transform this region into an economic wonderland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1988 |
More precise definitions of sexual harassment that include "leering" and "display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters" were adopted Monday by the city's Commission on the Status of Women and forwarded to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.
July 2, 1989 |
Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke (June 28, 1978): The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the UC Davis Medical School discriminated against Allan Bakke, a white, when it denied him admission to the school, and orders that he be admitted. The medical school's admissions policy, designed to increase the number of minorities in the white-dominated medical profession, set aside 16 of the 100 openings for racial minorities.
September 28, 1986 |
More than five years after settling a federal lawsuit by agreeing to hire more minority members and women, the Los Angeles Police Department remains beset by de facto segregation and racial tension, as well as resentment of female officers, The Times has found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1990 |
Seven years after the first woman joined the Los Angeles Fire Department, Roxanne V. Bercik is to take charge of a Los Angeles fire station today as the first female in the department's history to reach the rank of captain. Bercik, 31, a firefighter since 1984, was among the first women to make it through the department's rigorous physical ability tests, the traditional stumbling block for women.