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State agency denies Nut Tree developer appeal on prevailing wages
A state regulatory agency has rejected an appeal about the nonpayment of prevailing wages by a Nut Tree property developer, a dispute that began in 2006 and only fully resolved recently, The Reporter has learned. Read More...
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Electrical Contractor stopped from bidding public works projects for the next 2 years and 2 months - Statewide.
Local electrical business in Vacaville settles lawsuit By Reporter Staff --   A local, family-owned electrical business and its owner recently entered into a settlement with a Northern California labor-management committee stemming from allegations that the electrical company failed to pay prevailing wages on public works projects and other violations. Read More...
Courts Ruled that Electrical Contractor's (C-10) Must Hire State Certified Electrician's for all electrical work.


Court Declines to Void Published Bay Bridge Electrician Staffing Decision

SAN FRANCISCO--The California Supreme Court refused Sept. 15 to depublish a ruling allowing a lawsuit over use of uncertified electricians on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge construction project to proceed to court rather than administratively (Alameda County Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee v. Roadway Electrical Works Inc., Cal., No. S185376, depublication request denied 9/15/10).

The state high court without comment at its weekly meeting rejected requests by the California Department of Industrial Relations and the Laborers union to strip the decision of its precedent-setting value (56 CLR 883, 9/16/10).

The case involves Class C-10 contractors, those who place, install, erect, or connect any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduits, solar photovoltaic cells, or any part thereof, which generate, transmit, transform, or utilize electrical energy in any form or for any purpose.

The California Court of Appeal, First District, in June cleared the way for trial on plaintiff allegations that using uncertified workers allowed Roadway Electrical Works Inc. and MCM Construction Inc. to unfairly submit a low bid and secure work on the $5.5 billion seismic retrofit of the bridge spanning San Francisco Bay (56 CLR 626, 7/15/10).

The lawsuit, filed by the Alameda County Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595 Health and Welfare Trust; IBEW Local 595 Northern California Chapter; National Electrical Contractors Association Labor Management Cooperation Committee (NCECI); and Edward W. Scott Electric Co., returns to California Superior Court, Alameda County.

The decision “means now we are going to go after other C-10 contractors to start complying with the law and use only certified electricians,” plaintiffs' attorney Ellyn Moscowitz said Sept. 20.

The DIR is “considering our options on what the next steps could be,” spokesman Dean Fryer said Sept. 20.

By Joyce E. Cutler

Download: Roadway Electric Court Decision.pdf
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