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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1994 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State officials seeking the early closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will present their case at a public hearing here tonight, with fierce opposition expected from the utility company that owns the plant and the labor union representing its 2,500 workers. Many of those employees who want to protect their jobs live in South County or northern San Diego County.
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BUSINESS
July 6, 2001 | SAM KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers at a Reliant Energy Inc. plant in San Bernardino County voted overwhelmingly this week to reject union representation, but a Utility Workers Union of America official said his organization will file a complaint citing "numerous violations" by the company. The union's chief complaint is that Houston-based Reliant offered a bonus program to workers who meet certain production goals.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The struggle over the future of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, America's largest municipal utility, went forward on two fronts Thursday--in a utilitarian downtown courtroom and in the ballroom of a posh waterfront hotel.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2001 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers at a San Bernardino power plant bought by Houston-based Reliant Energy Inc. will vote Tuesday on whether to bring back the union that represented them when the facility was owned by Southern California Edison. The rancorous campaign leading up to the vote illustrates one ancillary result of deregulation, which pushed the state's three largest utilities to sell their generating plants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1996 | BILL BOYARSKY
As union leaders marched through downtown Los Angeles this week, they passed two buildings that tell the story of the rise and fall of the California labor movement--and hint at a hard road ahead for a comeback. The march Monday, really more a walk, was composed of delegates to the convention of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. They trudged through the late afternoon's heat and smog, from the convention headquarters to the high-rise office building of the Southern California Gas Co.
NEWS
December 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A Nigerian government tribunal has sentenced 11 officials to life imprisonment for calling a strike by workers at the national electricity utility that caused a four-day nationwide power outage. The tribunal sentenced the men Friday in the northern city of Kaduna after they were convicted of instigating the Oct. 5-8 blackout.
BUSINESS
February 25, 1989 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
A wave of restructurings that has sharply reduced employment at some of California's largest utilities has not cut deeply into the ranks of female and minority executives, company officials testified Friday at a hearing in Los Angeles of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2001 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers at a San Bernardino power plant bought by Houston-based Reliant Energy Inc. will vote Tuesday on whether to bring back the union that represented them when the facility was owned by Southern California Edison. The rancorous campaign leading up to the vote illustrates one ancillary result of deregulation, which pushed the state's three largest utilities to sell their generating plants.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gas Company Unions Fail to Get Strike Vote: The Utility Workers Union of America Local 132 and eight other locals returned to contract talks with Southern California Gas Co. disarmed by the lack of authorization to strike. The unions are fighting the utility's plan to cut workers by contracting some service jobs out to non-utility employees. In balloting tallied Monday night, fewer than 63% of members voted to strike. A two-thirds vote is required before workers can be called out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1997 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Los Angeles City Council signaled its support for dramatically downsizing the Department of Water and Power's work force, the union representing 1,200 of the 2,000 DWP employees targeted for layoffs went to court to block the job cuts. The lawsuit, filed by the Engineers and Architects Assn., seeks a preliminary injunction to stop the DWP and its new general manager, S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flatly rejecting union arguments, a Superior Court judge has upheld the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's right to lay off hundreds of workers as it prepares for a new era of competition in the deregulated electric power business. In a major defeat for the Engineers and Architects Assn., Judge Kurt J. Lewin denied a preliminary injunction to halt the impending layoffs of 635 of its members who work at the DWP.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and ANN O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was dysfunction as usual on the local government front Monday, as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge temporarily blocked the layoff of hundreds of workers at the Department of Water and Power, saying that he was just too overwhelmed by other cases to finish a long-awaited decision on the legality of downsizing America's largest municipal utility. "The layoffs are going to have to wait another week at least," Superior Court Judge Kurt J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To ease the pain of downsizing the debt-ridden Department of Water and Power, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday quietly approved a $346-million buyout and severance package that provides lucrative benefits for union workers who voluntarily leave the nation's largest municipal utility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The struggle over the future of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, America's largest municipal utility, went forward on two fronts Thursday--in a utilitarian downtown courtroom and in the ballroom of a posh waterfront hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1997 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Los Angeles City Council signaled its support for dramatically downsizing the Department of Water and Power's work force, the union representing 1,200 of the 2,000 DWP employees targeted for layoffs went to court to block the job cuts. The lawsuit, filed by the Engineers and Architects Assn., seeks a preliminary injunction to stop the DWP and its new general manager, S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the strenuous objections of two of its members, a majority of the Los Angeles City Council agreed Friday to a proposed new labor pact with the Department of Water and Power's largest union, preparing the utility for massive layoffs before deregulation of electrical utilities forces the city into the competitive market. But after the lengthy closed council meeting, even the union the council intended to help wasn't happy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the strenuous objections of two of its members, a majority of the Los Angeles City Council agreed Friday to a proposed new labor pact with the Department of Water and Power's largest union, preparing the utility for massive layoffs before deregulation of electrical utilities forces the city into the competitive market. But after the lengthy closed council meeting, even the union the council intended to help wasn't happy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flatly rejecting union arguments, a Superior Court judge has upheld the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's right to lay off hundreds of workers as it prepares for a new era of competition in the deregulated electric power business. In a major defeat for the Engineers and Architects Assn., Judge Kurt J. Lewin denied a preliminary injunction to halt the impending layoffs of 635 of its members who work at the DWP.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1996 | BILL BOYARSKY
As union leaders marched through downtown Los Angeles this week, they passed two buildings that tell the story of the rise and fall of the California labor movement--and hint at a hard road ahead for a comeback. The march Monday, really more a walk, was composed of delegates to the convention of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. They trudged through the late afternoon's heat and smog, from the convention headquarters to the high-rise office building of the Southern California Gas Co.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Linking of Utility Executives' Pay to Minority Advances Urged: At an annual review of utility efforts to increase hiring and outside contracts with women and minorities, Robert L. Gnaizda, general counsel to the Greenlining Coalition of minority and consumer organizations, Friday called for linking utilities' CEO salaries and bonuses to improvements in these areas.
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