Oregon's House of Representatives has introduced a bill to stop unfair utility competition. HB 2995 forbids utilities from directly offering competitive products and services, and contains strong provisions requiring complete financial and operational separation between the affiliate and the parent utility. It also prohibits the affiliated company from using the utility's name and logo.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.