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February 8, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two separate actions Wednesday seemed to set the stage for a major legislative battle over job discrimination and affirmative action. A bipartisan coalition in Congress led by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. James M. Jeffords (R-Vt.) introduced a bill to reverse a series of 1989 Supreme Court decisions involving job bias against minorities and women. Hours after the coalition held a press conference, Atty. Gen.
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NEWS
February 1, 1990 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In setting ambitious achievement goals for science education, President Bush in his State of the Union address Wednesday night spotlighted one of the nation's most thoroughly documented problems. The abysmal state of science education has been chronicled by more than 300 studies in recent years. Now comes the hard part: There are as many conflicting ideas on how to revamp the system as there are reports. "We know what the goals are.
NEWS
April 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Several thousand of UC Berkeley's 32,000 students boycotted classes for the second day Friday in a protest to push the university to hire more women and minority professors. Student organizers of the boycott estimate that 30% of classes were either canceled or held off campus. University officials declined to confirm the number of boycotting students or affected classes.
NEWS
July 18, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The gubernatorial campaign squabble over appointing women and minorities to government jobs--and whether that constitutes a quota system--spills onto California's airwaves today when Republican Pete Wilson accuses Democrat Dianne Feinstein in a television commercial of planning to put "quotas over qualifications" if she is elected governor.
NEWS
July 18, 1990 | Elements of the ad, with analysis by Times political writer Cathleen Decker
The race: Governor. Whose ad? Republican candidate Pete Wilson. A new 30-second commercial airing statewide criticizes Dianne Feinstein's pledge during the primary campaign to appoint women and minorities in direct proportion to their numbers in the state's population. In making the criticism, Wilson makes use of newspaper coverage of Feinstein's remarks. Elements of the ad, with analysis by Times political writer Cathleen Decker.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1990 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
Congress and corporations are finally showing signs that they are aware of the impact on family life of the dramatically changing role of women in the workplace. After years of inaction, Congress is on the verge of adopting a compromise bill to set up a multibillion-dollar child-care program. Much more is needed, but it will be a good beginning.
NEWS
May 30, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Fresh from a weekend dust-up about her pledge to appoint women to half of the jobs in her Administration, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday said she would view her election as a "significant achievement" for women but strongly disputed that she also might be alienating male voters. "I don't think there will be a backlash," the former San Francisco mayor said at a Century City press conference, backed by prominent representatives of the women's movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1988 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
A toughened policy that requires the city's department heads to closely monitor and investigate charges of sexual harassment was instituted Thursday by Mayor Tom Bradley. The policy, which takes effect immediately, calls for employee supervisors to be trained not only in what constitutes sexual harassment but also in how to deal with employees accused of it. The new policy is based on a recent recommendation by the city's Commission on the Status of Women.
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