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June 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Columbia Gas to Freeze, Cut Some Salaries: Troubles continue at Columbia Gas System Inc., the troubled utility that serves 15 mid-Atlantic states. Effective next Monday, it will freeze some workers' salaries and cut others as much as 10% in a bid to save $6 million--a cost-cutting action that will affect 8,000 employees, the company said. The utility missed a $10-million short-term debt payment Monday, its second default in less than a week.
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March 19, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles City Council took a number of steps Wednesday toward preparing its municipal utility for coming deregulation of the electrical market, including reducing the Department of Water and Power's work force and granting rate freezes and discounts. But while the council action included approval for what has been called the largest layoff in city history--2,000 employees--potential settlements with its unions probably will diminish the need for that many mandatory dismissals.
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October 2, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Protesting a proposal by Southern California Gas Co. to replace up to 1,100 of its employees with outside contractors--a move they branded a threat to customer safety--five unions struck the utility Friday. More than 2,500 union members packed a late-morning rally at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Later, they joined as many as 1,500 others, including supporters from other unions, in a march along 5th Street between the Gas Co.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Protesting a proposal by Southern California Gas Co. to replace up to 1,100 of its employees with outside contractors--a move they branded a threat to customer safety--five unions struck the utility Friday. More than 2,500 union members packed a late-morning rally at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Later, they joined as many as 1,500 others, including supporters from other unions, in a march along 5th Street between the Gas Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles City Council took a number of steps Wednesday toward preparing its municipal utility for coming deregulation of the electrical market, including reducing the Department of Water and Power's work force and granting rate freezes and discounts. But while the council action included approval for what has been called the largest layoff in city history--2,000 employees--potential settlements with its unions probably will diminish the need for that many mandatory dismissals.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
PG&E Speeds Up Layoffs: At least 2,600 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. jobs will be cut by the end of the year in an accelerated layoff plan at the nation's largest utility. The company had announced in February that 1,500 jobs would be cut this year and another 1,500 in 1994. The story was reported in Friday's editions of the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner. Neither paper named its sources.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
PG&E Speeds Up Layoffs: At least 2,600 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. jobs will be cut by the end of the year in an accelerated layoff plan at the nation's largest utility. The company had announced in February that 1,500 jobs would be cut this year and another 1,500 in 1994. The story was reported in Friday's editions of the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner. Neither paper named its sources.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Columbia Gas to Freeze, Cut Some Salaries: Troubles continue at Columbia Gas System Inc., the troubled utility that serves 15 mid-Atlantic states. Effective next Monday, it will freeze some workers' salaries and cut others as much as 10% in a bid to save $6 million--a cost-cutting action that will affect 8,000 employees, the company said. The utility missed a $10-million short-term debt payment Monday, its second default in less than a week.
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