After Metropolitan Water District water pump mechanic Gina Chavez’ several appearances on this program, it’s her offsprings’ turn to take this the full hour to talk about growing up amidst her labor history and growing up in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Lucy Panuco, senior at Lake Havasu High School, and Milo Panuco, graduate of Parker High School; share their own experiences on their own terms. Their duet is chronicle of two identities, two high schools, and two career paths.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Radar State, “What’s a Rebel,” Strays – album.
Returning are My guests for the full hour are Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist, and Gina Chavez, water pump plant mechanic, of the score of personnel who are challenging the workplace culture at the MWD, featured in the investigative LAT articles penned by Adam Elmaharek. Jason Sierras is an aqueduct pump specialist for MWD, employed in this position for 18-1/2 years. These three speak to the ever-continuing to develop story of the Met executive’s response to claims of unhealthy work culture conditions. picking up where we left off with our 8/21 show on the MWD workplace culture with women and ratepayers paying some serious cash.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; The Expansions, “Miles Away,” Murmuration – album.
As the story continues to develop since the 3/16/21 show on the Metropolitan Water District, we resume coverage of workplace culture oversight with: Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist and MWD’s AFSCME union women’s caucus; and Gina Chavez, MWD water pump plant mechanic. We add organizational cronyism to your vocabulary and a whole lot of grit in this update. Investigative pieces by Adam Elmahrek warrants a look-over: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-02-12/mwd-accused-sexual-harassment-abuse-against-women, Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Muito Kaballa, “Tin Tin,” Everything is Broke – album
Returning to the show is Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist with the Metropolitan Water District, with the developing story of the Met executives’ response to claims of unhealthy work culture conditions. Watch for additional breaking news from Adam Elmahrek of the Los Angeles Times.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Jerry Goldsmith “Chinatown,” film’s opening theme.
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”