By Jim Shilander
Southern California Edison announced last week that the utility had given the first round of notices to over 600 non-union employees that they would be laid-off this summer.
The notice formalized last month’s announcement that the company would retire the plant as a power production facility. The company said last month they would ultimately be reducing its workforce by 1,100 positions.
Employees were given 60-day termination notices on June 24.
The utility has stated that it will be working with two of its unions, the Utility Workers Union of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, through collective bargaining on how it would reduce its union workforce.
Edison Chief Nuclear Officer Peter Dietrich indicated that the utility will host a job fair for displaced workers.