June 29, 2016, discussion continued between Local 459 leadership and NRG management surrounding the company’s desire for workforce reductions at the Keystone and Conemaugh generating stations. Ongoing talks once again focused on contract language and the issue of contracting out work at the stations and reducing the numbers within the bargaining unit.
There is much at stake and the Union committee is taking the issue very seriously. We understand coal fire generation has its challenges, however, we do not want bargaining unit members displaced only to be replaced by contractors.
We plan to meet again after the 4th of July holiday, however at the time of this report no meetings have been scheduled.
We appreciate all of the support from the bargaining unit as we continue to protect the interest of the Union members. We are hopeful to have more details to report in the near future.