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Local 492 Scores Arbitration Victory Over AEP Kentucky Power

An arbitrator recently ruled that AEP’s action to transfer employees represented by another union from one plant to another plant to perform UWUA members’ work violated Local 492’s contractual rights. UWUA Local 492 represents 110 workers at the AEP Kentucky Power Company Mitchell Plant in West Virginia. AEP also operates the Cook Coal Terminal (CCT)…

Local 582 Wins Record Pay Increases

Local 582 recently settled a new four-year agreement with the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power, a community-owned electric company in Michigan. The contract is notable because it is the first negotiated since the city closed its coal-powered generation plant in 2020. Beau Ryther, the local’s president for 12 years, says that pay was…

Gas Workers in KY and GA Vote ‘Yes’ for UWUA

Gas workers in Kentucky and Georgia will soon begin negotiating their first contracts, following votes for UWUA representation. Both are seeking higher pay and the stability and security of a union contract. Delta Gas, Kentucky The Kentucky workers are employed by Delta Gas, a division of Pittsburgh, PA, based Peoples Gas. A second, smaller unit…

Elizabethtown Gas Workers Successfully Bargain for Neutrality, Strong Wage Increases in Inaugural Contract

One year after voting for UWUA representation, customer service workers at Elizabethtown Gas unanimously agreed to ratify their first UWUA contract. The 60 members work in the company’s call, payment and billing centers and are members of Local 601 in northern New Jersey. UWUA Local 424 represents Elizabethtown’s field gas workers. The four-year agreement went…

Saluting Our UWUA Retirees

The UWUA wishes all our retirees health and happiness during your “golden years.” Enjoy it — you’ve earned it! Local 1-2 Robert Smith Local 101 Heather Ritchie John J. Siedlecki Local 104 David Mitchell, Jr. Local 105 Steven C. Brandt Scott L. Farver Holly A. Hartley Timothy A. Malik Raphael P. Melbourne Harmon M. Millard…

YOUNG WORKERS: What’s Really at Stake in November

Brothers and Sisters, the importance and urgency outlined in the previous Young Workers Initiative Committee (YWIC) article regarding the need to vote, and to vote our interests has been greatly illuminated by recent current events. The stakes for the 2022 mid-term elections could not be higher. The outcome will no doubt go a long way…