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PPL Labor Contract Ratified by IBEW Local 1600 Members

PPL Electric Utilities
03-27-2017

This new agreement continues our longstanding practice of providing competitive wages and benefits for our employees, and we believe it also is in the best interest of PPL shareowners and our customers.

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1600 in Pennsylvania have ratified a new five-year labor contract to become effective May 22, PPL Corporation announced Monday (3/27).

The agreement, which will run through May 15, 2022, includes a wage increase of 2.5 percent in the first year and increases in the subsequent four years of 2.75 percent, 3 percent, 2.75 percent and 2.75 percent. It also provides competitive health insurance and other benefits.

The agreement was ratified by a vote of 737 to 234.

“PPL people are extremely dedicated and work hard to serve customers,” said Linda Greenwald, Human Resources director for PPL Electric Utilities. “This new agreement continues our longstanding practice of providing competitive wages and benefits for our employees, and we believe it also is in the best interest of PPL shareowners and our customers.”

“This is a fair agreement for our members and for the company, as vote by our members shows,” said Steve Knoebel, Local 1600 president. “I want to thank everyone who participated in the negotiations.”

Local 1600 represents about 1,400 PPL employees in Pennsylvania. PPL and Local 1600 reached a tentative agreement on February 23, which was then submitted to union members for a vote.

 

For further information: Paul Wirth 610-774-5997

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