FAIRMONT, W.Va., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mon Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, announced today that it has ratified a new five-year contract agreement with employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2357.
The new agreement runs through February 2021 and includes wage increases in each year of the contract, as well as provisions intended to help enhance operational performance and service reliability for Mon Power customers.
"Our employees respond to our customers 24/7, often during severe weather in challenging terrain, to provide safe and reliable electric service," said Holly Kauffman, president of FirstEnergy's West Virginia Operations. "Ratifying this contract shows IBEW Local 2357's willingness to work together to continue to provide the high level of service our customers expect from Mon Power."
IBEW Local 2357 represents more than 180 Mon Power line workers, substation electricians, meter readers and other service and support personnel at service centers in Clarksburg, Gassaway, Kingwood, Morgantown, Webster Springs, Weirton and Weston-Buckhannon. The local union also represents 30 mechanical and electrical mobile maintenance employees based in Fairmont.
Mon Power serves about 385,000 customers in 34 West Virginia counties. Follow Mon Power on Twitter @MonPowerWV.
FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.
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