first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAs the Daily News documented, DWP workers earn an average of 20 percent more than other municipal employees doing the same work. With the rest of L.A. city employees clamoring for – and ultimately getting – pay raises to bring their salaries more in line with those at the DWP, L.A. residents had a right to know how much they were paying, and for what. And that right has been upheld – a victory for taxpayers, for openness in government, and for the public’s right to know. Having failed twice to stop the Daily News from publishing the names, positions and salaries of Department of Water and Power employees, the union representing them has dropped its lawsuit – and agreed to pay $17,213 for the Daily News legal fees. Case closed. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18’s suit was always a meritless effort to intimidate the Daily News into not publishing information that the public clearly has the right to know. Fortunately, the court rejected it. Unfortunately, IBEW workers’ dues were wasted in the process. But then, they can probably afford it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more