FirstEnergy Ends Penelec Lockout but Continues Unfair Concession Demands
The Utility Workers Union of America welcomed FirstEnergy’s decision to end its lockout of 142 utility workers at its Penelec subsidiary in central Pennsylvania, but criticized management for unilaterally implementing unfair cutbacks in customer service standards, employee working conditions, and benefits.
FirstEnergy announced that it was ending the lockout – which management imposed on UWUA members at Penelec three days before Thanksgiving 2013 – and that all workers would return to work on Monday, April 14. At the same time, Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy announced that it was unilaterally implementing huge concession demands without reaching any agreement with the union.
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