“LIVE AMMUNITION” AND “DEADLY FORCE”: IS THIS WHAT WE’VE COME TO? Colonel Gaddahi, Libya’ brutal dictator, isn’t the only one who wants to kill protesters. An Indiana assistant attorney general over the weekend advocated the use of “live ammunition” and “deadly force” on demonstrators in Wisconsin. Who were these demonstrators? Public workers and their families…. [Read More]
UNIT MEETING CHANGES: FALLON AND WINNEMUCCA Unit 3316, Fallon, has a new meeting time effective immediately: 4 pm. Meeting location is still 2655 Country Club Dr. in Fallon. Next meeting is April 12. Unit 3317, Winnemucca, has a new meeting location effective immediately: Round Table Pizza. Meeting time remains 7 p.m. Next meeting is April 13…. [Read More]
GEN-ON IMPLEMENTING SEVERANCE AT POTRERO PLANT GenOn Energy, formed when Mirant combined with RRI Energy, is implementing its severance plan for the Potrero Power Plant, one of three Bay Area plans the company operates. The decision comes in anticipation of the California Independent System Operator cancelling the “Reliability Must-Run” status for the Potrero plant. The… [Read More]
LOCAL 1245 HIRES BRIAN KAPAUN Brian Kapaun Local 1245 has hired long-time union activist Brian Kapaun as business representative, effective Jan. 1. Kapaun’s initial assignment is to represent PG&E General Construction members in the North Valley area. Kapaun, who was initiated into Local 1245 in 1979 after hiring on at PG&E a few months earlier,… [Read More]
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: IMPORTANT UPDATES ABOUT USING YOUR WORK E-MAIL In a timely reminder about how–and how not–to use your work email, the Third District Court of Appeal rules an employee’s emails to and from her attorney using the employers’ email system are not confidential. By Jeffrey R.A. Edwards, Esq. Almost everyone uses… [Read More]
BURNEY UNIT (FRONTIER) HAS NEW MEETING LOCATION Unit 4015, Burney (Frontier), has a new meeting location: Gepetto’s Pizza, 37277 Main St., Burney. Meeting dates and time remain the same. Sheila Lawton, Business Rep.