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By Mary O'Keefe | March 23, 2007
At the Tuesday board of education meeting of the Glendale Unified School District, the board approved the compensation adjustments for classified and management employees. The offer of a 5.1 percent increase on scheduled general salaries was accepted by the classified employees, however the same offer has been rejected by the Glendale Teachers Association. According to the district, bargaining has officially hit an impasse. "We requested from the state someone from the PERB [Public Employment Relations Board]
NEWS
November 19, 2012
More than 138 jobs at Hostess facilities in Atwater and Glendale remain on the chopping block, even after the company and its striking union agreed to a mediation that will forestall a planned liquidation. A spokeswoman for Hostess on Monday said all Hostess operations, including a bakery plant in Atwater that employees 125 workers, remain shut down . A retail thrift storefront in Glendale remained open Monday as workers sold off the remaining inventory of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos. At a bankruptcy court hearing Monday in New York, 82-year-old Hostess had planned to ask permission to start shutting down its business.
NEWS
August 6, 2002
Tim Willert Mayor Rafi Manoukian will represent the City Council in mediation talks with Gregg Development, which is suing the city over delays in processing the environmental documents for the failed Oakmont View V housing subdivision. But it's not clear what role Manoukian will play in the discussions, which begin next month. "He will be attending," said City Atty. Scott Howard, who would not disclose Manoukian's level of involvement because the council's mediation discussions have been limited to closed session.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | December 6, 2006
GLENDALE — The city, the California Public Utilities Commission and the Pelanconi Estates Homeowners Assn. are trying to settle the controversial Flower Street railroad crossing dispute, officials said. The three parties — plus officials from Walt Disney Co. — are in the middle of a mediation process to come up with a settlement agreement, said Hank Scheetz, vice president and co-founder of the Pelanconi Estates Homeowners Assn. "All of us have signed confidentiality statements and, until we finish the mediation, we have no comment," said Patrick Masihi, president of the association.
NEWS
December 18, 2002
Karen S. Kim The City Council on Tuesday put off adopting a proposed rent-mediation program for landlord-tenant disputes, opting instead to gather more community input on the issue. "I would like to see the community get together and resolve some of these issues," Mayor Rafi Manoukian said. "It's very important to me that all these different parties come together to look at the issue." The council had considered adopting a program that could have required tenants protesting rent increases of more than 10% in a year to participate in either a publicly televised hearing with their landlords before an appointed rent-mediation board or in a private mediation.
NEWS
February 13, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- The City Council and the Housing Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved a community education and outreach strategy for implementing the Glendale Apartment Assn.'s rent mediation program. The council and the authority voted to spend $10,000 on public service announcements, printing of fliers and direct mailing postage and labels. The association's $90,000 budget does not include funds for public education, Glendale Apartment Assn.
NEWS
January 15, 2002
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- Following weeks of meetings with small apartment owners, large apartment investors, Realtors and property management companies, the Glendale Apartment Assn. is ready with its proposed rent mediation program. The City Council and the Housing Authority will decide Tuesday whether to endorse the association's program. "I'd like to see as little city involvement as possible," Mayor Gus Gomez said. "I really want to see this as something the association itself is taking care of."
NEWS
April 23, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- His phone has been ringing off the hook for the past couple of months, but Herbert Molano says he doesn't mind. Molano is president of the Glendale Apartment Assn., which has taken on the task of developing -- with some assistance from the city -- a mediation program to curb escalating rents. Since the City Council approved the program in January, nearly 200 tenants have called the association looking for assistance, Molano said Monday.
NEWS
October 9, 2001
I guess it should not be a surprise that the News-Press chickened out when it came to calling for any kind of enforceable protections for Glendale's tenants. But I'm surprised that you had to travel all the way to San Leandro to find an example of a rent mediation board. Right next door in Burbank, we've had one for years, and in most cases it has been an abject failure, so much so that our present City Council is in the process of finding ways to strengthen tenant protections here.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | December 1, 2008
CITY HALL — Council members Tuesday will discuss whether to once again get involved with stabilizing rents, six years after Glendale emerged from the thorny issue of rent control with a failed voluntary program to mediate tenant-landlord disputes. Councilman Ara Najarian called for the discussion in July following weeks of five-minute public diatribes from Glendale resident Rita Younikian on the need for rent control in a city where low-income residents are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 31, 2013
The union representing Glendale Water & Power employees has filed a lawsuit asking a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to order stakeholders to assign mediators to help resolve a months-long contract dispute. The Public Employee Relations Board, a quasi-judicial agency charged with overseeing public bargaining units, has agreed with the city of Glendale in denying a request by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 for mediators because the union applied too late.
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NEWS
November 19, 2012
More than 138 jobs at Hostess facilities in Atwater and Glendale remain on the chopping block, even after the company and its striking union agreed to a mediation that will forestall a planned liquidation. A spokeswoman for Hostess on Monday said all Hostess operations, including a bakery plant in Atwater that employees 125 workers, remain shut down . A retail thrift storefront in Glendale remained open Monday as workers sold off the remaining inventory of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos. At a bankruptcy court hearing Monday in New York, 82-year-old Hostess had planned to ask permission to start shutting down its business.
NEWS
March 9, 2012
October 1, 1955 to March 1, 2012 Glenn was a beloved son, brother, uncle and a graduate of Burbank High School '73, UCLA'78 B.A in History, Loyola Law School '82 J.D., Cum Laude.  As a young person he achieved the honor of Eagle Scout and enjoyed playing the trumpet in the Burbank High School marching band.  At UCLA he participated on the debate team, became an avid UCLA sports fan and created life-long friendships.  For the past 30 years, Glenn was engaged in all phases of litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlement.  He served at Wasserman, Comden and Casselman from 1987-2002 (achieving partner in 1997)
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By Max Zimbert | March 27, 2010
GLENDALE — An agreement between the Glendale Unified School District and teachers union failed to materialize in a mediation session Wednesday, officials said. Both sides will join the state-appointed mediator again April 16 to reach an agreement on a follow up contract to the one that expired in June. Mediation is the first step in a process that was triggered when Board of Education members last month declared an impasse in the protracted negotiations. The Wednesday session took place at the district’s central office for seven hours, where a government-appointed mediator shuttled back and forth between both sides, each in their own room, trying to reach a settlement.
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By Max Zimbert | February 5, 2010
GLENDALE — Contract negotiations between the Glendale Unified School District and its teachers union reached an impasse Thursday, clearing the way for a neutral fact finder to enter the fray if a federally appointed mediator can’t broker an agreement. The fact-finding process would begin if an agreement isn’t reached. Both sides could adopt the findings of the report into new contract language. But the district could still reject the report and impose its last offer, forcing teachers to either accept or strike, Glendale Teacher’s Assn.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | December 1, 2008
CITY HALL — Council members Tuesday will discuss whether to once again get involved with stabilizing rents, six years after Glendale emerged from the thorny issue of rent control with a failed voluntary program to mediate tenant-landlord disputes. Councilman Ara Najarian called for the discussion in July following weeks of five-minute public diatribes from Glendale resident Rita Younikian on the need for rent control in a city where low-income residents are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | August 14, 2007
A select group of students at Horace Mann Elementary School spent their lunch hour recently doing more than just eating and socializing with friends. They gathered in circles and answered questions that helped them improve their listening skills. “If you could do one thing to make the world a better place, what would it be?” asked teacher Mark Gang. “I’d make it cleaner for the environment,” 10-year-old Hripsime Khachatryan said. Hripsime then repeated the same question to Arsine Tahmasyan.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | June 13, 2007
GLENDALE — The return of a state mediator to oversee contract negotiations between the Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Teachers Assn. has both sides hoping that a long-overdue settlement soon will be reached. But with a contract still unsettled, district teachers risk not having pay raises for 2006-07 until October or later. The teachers' union — which has been negotiating teachers' contracts with the school district since October — contacted the state mediator Monday, calling for another meeting for June 21, the day after the last day of school.
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By Anthony Kim | May 19, 2007
GLENDALE — A state-appointed mediator was unable to reconcile differences between the Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Teachers Assn., which have been negotiating contracts for nearly seven months. The mediator, who was appointed in March to resolve negotiations, will enroll both sides in a fact-finding process, said Eva Rae Lueck, the district's chief business and financial officer. Once the process begins, a panel of three people — one appointed by the teachers' union, one appointed by the district and one agreed-upon neutral body — will review both sides' cases and suggest a compromise.
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 23, 2007
At the Tuesday board of education meeting of the Glendale Unified School District, the board approved the compensation adjustments for classified and management employees. The offer of a 5.1 percent increase on scheduled general salaries was accepted by the classified employees, however the same offer has been rejected by the Glendale Teachers Association. According to the district, bargaining has officially hit an impasse. "We requested from the state someone from the PERB [Public Employment Relations Board]
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