Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Jack McNally, George Nicolau, Donald Vial, Barbara Coull Williams

The effects of the transition of Pacific Gas and Electric from a regulated to a competitive industry, and the participation of its unions – the IBEW and ESC. The historic adversarial arrangement is being replaced with one of consultation and collaboration, using labor-management committees. Issues that have been contentious are bumping and job protection associated with downsizing.