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  •  It's a labor union affiliated with IFPTE, AFL-CIO (1+ / 0-)
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    kbman

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    And indeed, in regard to plant operations, the New Times reported that:

    Employees who spoke with New Times over the past few months said the plant is safe, but they worried it wouldn’t stay that way. According to union members, PG&E is cutting overhead through attrition, which has whittled the pool of experienced workers and ultimately could dilute the safe operation of the plant.

    Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. - FDR

    by Jeff in CA on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 06:31:31 PM PDT

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    •  Big to do about nothing. (0+ / 0-)

      French nuclear engineers and operators are all in the same unions in France. Last month they held lower loads, shutdown some plants and otherwise optained a very strong bargaining position. As a power plant operator, and union member in the US I envy their militancy.

      At no point was safety ever a factor in any of these actions.

      David

      Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

      by davidwalters on Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 11:49:52 AM PDT

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      •  This is what I find to be the biggest "to-do:" (0+ / 0-)

        PG&E’s management is punishing the engineers and technical workers who decided to join the union last April. When negotiations reached an impasse, he said, PG&E forcibly implemented a salary and benefits package that was handily rejected by the union members months earlier.

        Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. - FDR

        by Jeff in CA on Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 04:32:04 PM PDT

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