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May 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gas Co., Union Agree to Extend Negotiations: Hours before the midnight Friday expiration of their existing labor contract, Southern California Gas Co. and Local 132 of the Utility Workers Union of America agreed to continue operating under the old contract for two months while continuing talks toward a new agreement.
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January 29, 2009 | Ronald D. White
Southern California Gas Co. and the union representing its workers are running out of negotiating time on a labor contract that expires this weekend. A strike could begin as early as midnight Saturday against the company that serves more than 20.3 million consumers in Southern California. On Sunday, Local 132 of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, asked its members for an authorization vote that would give the union the right to call a walkout if negotiations fail.
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BUSINESS
May 17, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Edison, Utility Workers Reach Contract Agreement: The Utility Workers Union of America Local 246 and SCEcorp, parent of Southern California Edison Co., announced an agreement on a two-year contract. The union represents 2,100 of the utility's 16,500 workers. Negotiations will be taken up again today between Edison and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47, with 5,000 Edison workers, which have been at loggerheads over a contract for more than six months.
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.
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
March 2, 1994 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a highly visible campaign, the unions representing most Southern California Gas Co. employees have voted to accept a new contract that includes the provision union leaders had most hotly contested: a company proposal that could lead to the use of outside contractors to replace some full-time employees, including meter readers. Sixty percent of participating union members voted to accept the two-year contract. It includes an immediate 0.25% raise, a 2.
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.
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.
NEWS
August 20, 1988 | GUY MAXTONE-GRAHAM, Times Staff Writer
A federal appellate court on Friday cleared the way for Southern California Edison to conduct random drug tests on employees at its San Onofre nuclear power plant. Rejecting union arguments that the tests constitute an unfair change in working conditions, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the utility had neither promised nor implied that it would not change its drug-testing program. Friday's ruling broadened a decision reached by the same panel on May 4, when Judges Alfred T.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1996 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After feuding bitterly for months, Southern California Gas Co. and its unions have tentatively agreed to an innovative pact that would provide workers with substantial job security for the next 3 1/2 years. For the company, the far-reaching accord announced Tuesday would make it easier to reassign employees and in some cases to contract out work--and also provide relief from the union's contentious publicity and legal campaigns.
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
August 14, 1996 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After feuding bitterly for months, Southern California Gas Co. and its unions have tentatively agreed to an innovative pact that would provide workers with substantial job security for the next 3 1/2 years. For the company, the far-reaching accord announced Tuesday would make it easier to reassign employees and in some cases to contract out work--and also provide relief from the union's contentious publicity and legal campaigns.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Edison, Utility Workers Reach Contract Agreement: The Utility Workers Union of America Local 246 and SCEcorp, parent of Southern California Edison Co., announced an agreement on a two-year contract. The union represents 2,100 of the utility's 16,500 workers. Negotiations will be taken up again today between Edison and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47, with 5,000 Edison workers, which have been at loggerheads over a contract for more than six months.
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.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1994 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a highly visible campaign, the unions representing most Southern California Gas Co. employees have voted to accept a new contract that includes the provision union leaders had most hotly contested: a company proposal that could lead to the use of outside contractors to replace some full-time employees, including meter readers. Sixty percent of participating union members voted to accept the two-year contract. It includes an immediate 0.25% raise, a 2.
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.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California Gas Co. is facing mounting criticism from a coalition of consumer organizations, politicians and union officials over changes that critics contend will reduce customer services and could pose public safety risks. SoCal Gas says the changes in current and proposed customer services will not pose a safety threat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1993 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California Gas Co. has not properly warned residents of 34,000 dwellings in Ventura and the Ojai Valley of possible safety hazards resulting from impure gas piped into the area in previous years, union officials have charged. The components that regulate pressure in gas meters outside the home and in appliances indoors could have been damaged by the contaminated gas, potentially transforming a "pilot light into a torch," one top union official said.
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