By Robin Urevich
A brand new array of solar panels designed to generate 1.7 million megawatts of power at the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Authority Marina headquarters is getting a less than sunny reception from local union electricians.
The project should generate enough energy to treat irrigation water for 12,000 nearby acres of strawberry, artichoke and broccoli fields. But union labor isn’t part of the specs.
That didn’t sit well with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 234, where unemployment hovers around 20 percent.
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