The following email was sent to the union by Kurt and is reproduced here with his permission. He requested that his last name be withheld.
Just got the company’s Clarification: Clerical Wages Q&A Document.
So are we still interested in being the leading utility company or just mediocre? I have been here long enough to see us in the “Search of Excellence” period during the Dick Clarke times and even then PG&E was serious enough about excellence that we never had to consider this.
I think the company’s pay policy to begin with are discriminatory for clerical employees! I have worked on the physical side for 30 years and only 3 years here so when it comes to pay the physical is mostly men and they pay wages like they are the primary earners of the family. Here in clerical the vast majority are women and they pay like women are either a second class person or not the primary earners of their families (they are the second income) and they get away with it!. With that they want to put new clerical employees into poverty wages, what an insult when for the ones in the lofty towers in San Francisco they are speaking about being the leading utility company looks like we trying for mediocrity not leadership!