Environment and Energy

UWUA Provides Training for Consumers Energy
Environment and Energy

UWUA Provides Training for Consumers Energy

September 5, 2013 By Neal Tepel Jackson, Mich. – The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) has negotiated a new five-year labor agreement with Consumers Energy under which the union will assume a leading role in training employees at Michigan's largest electric and gas utility.

Unions are Powering up With American Solar Partners
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Unions are Powering up With American Solar Partners

July 23, 2013 By Paul Helou As a leading provider of clean, renewable energy, American Solar Partners (ASP) – a Tuckahoe, New York-based company that develops, designs, and finances solar power projects, both residential and commercial — works with union locals to install solar power systems on their buildings, inspire their members to put solar…

NSTAR & UWUA Reach Contract Agreement
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NSTAR & UWUA Reach Contract Agreement

June 11, 2013 By Jerry King BOSTON, Mass. — NSTAR Electric and Gas and Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO, Local 369, have reached agreement on a new three-year contract, awaiting approval by membership. “We are very pleased we were able to work together with the union leadership in a mutually respectful way to achieve…

House Approves Bill to Build Keystone XL Pipeline
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House Approves Bill to Build Keystone XL Pipeline

May 28, 2013 By Diane Cohen Washington, DC – A bipartisan bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, create thousands of American jobs, and increase the Nation’s energy security was approved by the House of Representatives.  H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, ends the President’s long delay of this thoroughly reviewed and…

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Game of “Hide and Seek”
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Game of “Hide and Seek”

April 8, 2013 By Bradley Gerstman Mayor Bloomberg’s latest attempt at a nanny New York City has reached an all time low. Targeting the experimental nature of underage smokers the Mayor’s innovative plan of “hide and seek” contends that if cigarettes are not visible to children, they will simply forget where such products are being sold.

UWUA Wins $1.25 Million Settlement at FirstEnergy
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UWUA Wins $1.25 Million Settlement at FirstEnergy

April 5, 2013 By Neal Tepel Shinnston, W.Va. – The Utility Workers Union of America announced March 28, 2013 that its members at FirstEnergy’s Harrison Power Station will receive $1.25 million under a settlement agreement negotiated by the UWUA to resolve numerous unfair labor practice charges against the company.

Housing Extension for Sandy Victims
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Housing Extension for Sandy Victims

March 21, 2013 By Stephanie West Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 14 Days. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Superstorm Sandy who cannot return…

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