Wednesday, February 22, 2006

LADWP seeks labor changes

Los Angeles' public power authority is working to change its labor relations practices.

Shortly after being appointed last September, members of the board that guides the nation's largest municipal utility began receiving complaints about cronyism and nepotism from employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

What was most shocking, said H. David Nahai, the Water and Power Commission's vice president, was the discovery that the department did not formally evaluate its 8,000 workers each year.