Pepco, union reach tentative agreement; strike likely averted

Pepco and its union have struck a preliminary agreement, probably averting a strike, the utility and union officials said Monday.

Pepco spokeswoman Myra Oppel said the agreement still needs to be approved by the members of the union, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1900. IBEW Local 1900 president James A. Griffin said the vote is likely to occur next week.

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