One of the highest-ranking officials at the California agency that regulates private utilities says she is being forced out of her job after she sought to recover $200 million in fees owed to the agency. Alice Stebbins, who has been executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission since February 2018, was placed on administrative… [Read More]
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Corp. has emerged from bankruptcy as a stronger company, with a financial plan that will enable it to get back to an investment-grade rating, interim CEO Bill Smith said during the earnings conference call Thursday, the first it has held since filing for Chapter 11 in January 2019. The utility’s… [Read More]
Several years ago, on a visit to Alabama Power, Casey Sheldon (the leader of the IBEW who represents their employees) took me to Selma, Alabama. We parked and walked the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the site of the famous March 7, 1965 “Bloody Sunday” conflict, where police attacked and brutally beat Civil Rights demonstrators with horses,… [Read More]
Federal officials served the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission with a sweeping subpoena last month, demanding numerous records and documents that appear to draw the agency into the widening City Hall corruption scandal touched off by the arrest of former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru in January. The U.S. Attorney’s Office issued the subpoena on… [Read More]
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In this living document, IBEW 1245 is collecting a variety of resources for union members who wish to educate themselves and broaden their understanding of systemic racism in America. This list is ever-growing and by no means intended to be comprehensive. WATCH: 13th (Netflix) American Son (Netflix) If Beale St. Could Talk (Hulu) King in… [Read More]
Elon Musk told Tesla workers in a March email that they could stay home if working amid the coronavirus pandemic made them uncomfortable. Now, two workers say they were fired after doing just that. Musk’s standoff with local officials and defiant return to production eventually resulted in multiple cases of COVID-19 within Tesla’s ranks.
Californians must immediately begin wearing masks outside the home when they cannot safely distance from other people to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, state health officials ordered Thursday, a day after reporting the largest number of new cases in a single day. The order issued by the California Department of Public Health outlines nearly… [Read More]
Writing for the court’s majority, Gorsuch accepted arguments that the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition on sex discrimination in employment also effectively banned bias based on sexual orientation or gender identity, even though few if any members of Congress thought they were doing that at the time. “Those who adopted the Civil Rights Act… [Read More]