For this, extended version, over one hour, are: Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California and the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council; and Gina Chavez, MWD water pump plant mechanic. The Los Angeles Times investigative piece by Adam Elmahrek, broke this story last week but it’s been developing for many years. Ellen in her capacity as the union’s women’s caucus and Gina as an aggrieved employee now on administrative leave, fill us in on the toxic work culture that tradeswomen have been enduring for many years. Water ratepayers, including you Orange County, interested in monitoring the MWD Board of Directors’ actions can follow with this link: http://www.mwdh2o.com/WhoWeAre/Board/Pages/default.aspx.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” The Warning “We’re Not Going to Take It”