Friday, August 12, 2005

Mayor V seeks truce at DWP

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is doing his level best to prevent a strike at the City's Department of Water and Power:

Amid continuing threats of a strike by Department of Water and Power workers if their contract is not approved by the city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for both sides to reduce the heated rhetoric Thursday and try to work out something agreeable.

Brian D'Arcy, business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, first raised the possibility of a job action a week ago when the DWP board declined to approve a five-year extension of its contract with nearly 8,000 workers.