“The Utility Worker” magazine’s October/November/December issue is now in the mail and available online.
It’s time for some common sense, rather than dollars and cents.
To meet the worthy goal of reducing CO2 emissions, we need to get serious about becoming the world’s leader in designing, installing, and running carbon capture technology, while investing in pipeline construction, safety, and renewable technology. Instead, we are sitting on the sidelines as plants shut down, communities are destroyed, and speculators profit.
Union Presses EPA to Protect Jobs & Grid Reliability
UWUA leads push to improve proposed Clean Power Plan standards.
The UWUA and the seven other members of Unions for Jobs and Environmental Progress tell EPA Administrator Regina McCarthy that, left unchanged, the CPP will have a negative impact on Jobs, Communities, Grid Reliability, and Consumer Prices.
Local 686 Fights Privatization of Philadelphia Gas Works
Victory protects quality jobs and ratepayers at the nation’s largest publicly owned gas utility.
In an historic battle, Local 686 almost single-handedly defeated the city administration and a well-funded private utility in a privatization effort. This success shows the benefits of fighting privatization in the public sector, where responsible elected leaders still believe that workers are a critical stakeholder in any such decision.
Union Workers Ratify $10 Million Settlement at American Water
Solid victory brings a National Benefits Agreement for the first time in years.
More than 3,000 members of the UWUA and eight other unions ratified a nationwide agreement that includes a $10 million backpay settlement, plus substantially improved terms.
UWUA Members Settle Contract with FirstEnergy’s Penelec
Local 102 in process of ratifying new agreement, too.
The UWUA members at Penelec stood up to a 20-week lockout last winter. The new contract includes a $2,000 ratification bonus, a 3% wage increase upon ratification, followed by an additional 2 1/2% three weeks later, and two additional raises of 2 1/2% over the life of the three-year agreement.
Planned Closing of Brayton Point Shines a Light on Wall Street Energy Speculators
“Capacity shortfall” could double New England electricity rates.
The abrupt removal of the 1,535-megawatt coal-fired plant from ISO New England’s most recent energy auction has touched off a firestorm of criticism, and pulled the curtain back on the danger Wall Street energy speculators pose to energy reliability and the price consumers pay for electricity.
OH Local 175 Partners with NAACP and Employers to Commemorate Civil Rights Act
Labor and Civil Rights, two movements, one goal.
The commemoration was one of a number of activities Local 175 has conducted as part of the UWUA’s Member-to-Member program to build a stronger union.
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- Local Spotlight
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- Photo Gallery
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- Press Releases 2016
- Renewable Energy
- UWUA Convention 2015
- UWUA E-News 2016
- UWUA Training Trust Funds
- Veterans Affairs and Information
- West Virginia Right to Work