Commission dismisses union retaliation complaint

CHEYENNE, wyo – The Wyoming Public Service Commission has dismissed a complaint from a union that claimed Rocky Mountain Power had retaliated against it for intervening in the power company's request for a rate hike.

The three-member commission on Thursday dismissed a complaint filed by the Utility Workers Union of America against Rocky Mountain Power.

The union had asked the commission to impose at least $10 million in sanctions against the power company. The union claims Rocky Mountain Power fired union president Harold Giberson after he testified against the company's request for a rate increase earlier this year.

The commission says the union's complaint against the company belongs in the courts.