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  • On Wisconsin, Fight, Fight, Fight

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 15, 2011 | 6:44 pm

    During his 1948 presidential campaign against underdog Democrat Harry S. Truman, Republican Thomas E. Dewey was on the campaign trail. As a crowd surged toward the back of his train, an irritated Dewey told the crowd, “That’s the first lunatic I’ve had for an engineer. He...

  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire reminds of need for unions

    March 8, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Late on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire erupted at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of a modern, fire-proof building at the corner of Manhattan’s Washington Place and Greene Street, near Washington Square Park.

    In the bedlam precipitated by the...

  • Money for Nothing

    By Jill Stewart

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With newly elected Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa making school reform one of his key agenda items, and with education dominating the budget struggle in Sacramento, it's worth examining why the education debate usually centers on an emotional struggle over cash rather than...

  • Federation Lay-Offs Total 30

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The streamlining continues at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the city's biggest nonprofit outreach organization. A total of 30 positions were cut; 20 union and 10 nonunion. In the past month, buzz among Federation employees was that anywhere from 30 to 40 positions...

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  • Santa Monica Gets A Clue

    By Mike Levy

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Did you hear the one about the rabbi, the priest, the minister, the union and the hotel? It's no joke.

    As workers at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel decide whether or not to organize in a union, more than 300 clergy members signed an open letter to Loews Hotels CEO Jonathan Tisch,...

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