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2014-02-06 12:24:13

ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Utility Workers Union of America System Local 102 today strongly criticized the continuing lockout of nearly 150 utility workers by Pennsylvania electric utility Penelec and its parent company FirstEnergy, notwithstanding power outages affecting 849,000 Pennsylvania customers caused by Winter Storm Nika. "It is reckless and irresponsible for FirstEnergy to keep 142 skilled electric utility workers sidelined while hundreds of...

2013-12-19 16:23:00

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) urges Governor Snyder to address utility company staffing levels in his energy policy in order to maintain safe and reliable energy delivery to Michigan customers. "Our 9,000 Michigan members play a critical role in the delivery of electricity, natural gas, as well as public safety," said Pat Dillon, President of the Michigan State Utility Workers Council. "We have a significant...

2013-09-03 16:24:03

LABOR TAKING THE LEAD ON TRAINING INITIATIVE FOR EMPLOYEES JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) has announced a new five-year labor agreement with Consumers Energy under which the union will assume a leading role in training employees at Michigan's largest electric and gas utility. Under the agreement, union-led training will expand to cover skills development for employees working in natural gas and electric service, power...

2013-05-02 12:23:06

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO and the Utility Workers Union of America are urging shareholders of FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) to vote "against" the company's advisory vote on compensation for its named executive officers -- also known as the "Say-on-Pay" vote. The AFL-CIO and UWUA also recommend that FirstEnergy's shareholders "withhold" their votes from all five director nominees who are members of the Board of Directors' Compensation Committee -- Robert B....

2013-03-01 16:22:17

DEARBORN, Mich., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Local 223 Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) today announced it has reached a tentative agreement with DTE Energy. Local 223 UWUA will next move to set up ratification meetings with its membership to vote on the tentative agreement. "We are pleased to announce a new tentative agreement for a four-year contract. Both parties realized the importance of working together to address the needs of its membership and of those of the company," said...

2012-06-26 10:21:59

BRAINTREE, Mass., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor leaders, concerned citizens and a host of Commonwealth elected leaders will join the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 for a rally outside the State House to protest Louisiana-based Entergy Corp's ongoing lockout of experienced workers at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. The rally takes place Thursday, June 28th at 1 p.m. "Our members have spoken loud and clear - they will not accept cuts to their pay or healthcare, especially from...

2012-06-15 10:24:42

BRAINTREE, Mass., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant managers canceled a vital safety drill on Wednesday because of short staffing by replacement workers during Entergy's lockout of union workers. The quarterly safety drills are the backbone of Pilgrim Nuclear's emergency response preparedness, and they regularly involve municipal public safety officials and detailed simulation of various emergency scenarios and response protocols. The drill was scheduled for...

2012-06-12 10:21:23

BRAINTREE, Mass., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369. An Entergy replacement worker who was deployed after a lockout of union employees at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is criticizing the Louisiana-based company's management team at Pilgrim, calling its competency "pretty low." The worker, who arrived in Plymouth April 30th, said Entergy management was unprepared for the situation they...

2012-06-09 06:21:09

UWUA Local 369 files complaint with National Labor Relations Board that includes five charges against Entergy following lockout of experienced workers at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant BRAINTREE, Mass., June 9, 2102 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against Louisiana-based Entergy Corp. in response to the company's actions toward workers at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. The...

2012-02-03 19:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utility Workers Union of America will sponsor a plane banner over the Super Bowl on February 5, 2012 to publicize the ongoing criminal prosecution of United Water for alleged environmental felonies. The banner will fly over Super Bowl Village, Lucas Oil Stadium, and downtown Indianapolis from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 5 to promote a UWUA website detailing a 26-count federal criminal indictment pending against the...