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NLRB alleges unfair practices at W.Va. power plant

Feb. 07, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

HAYWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has accused FirstEnergy of unfair labor practices at one of its power plants in West Virginia.

The NLRB’s complaint alleges that FirstEnergy imposed cuts at its Harrison Power Station in Haywood without bargaining with the Utility Workers Union of America. The cuts included reductions in employees’ annual pay increases and bonuses, health care and other benefits.

FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin tells The State Journal that the company is reviewing the complaint to determine whether there’s any merit to the allegations.

A hearing is set for March 19 in Fairmont.

Ohio-based FirstEnergy bought the power plant from Allegheny Energy in February 2011.

The NLRB’s complaint stems from charges filed by the union in 2012.

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