New York Power Authority wins new contract with union workers

For Immediate Release: 09/27/16

Contact:  Steve Balaban | Steven.Gosset@nypa.gov | (914) 390-8171

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees today ratified a 10-year contract with Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America, which represents employees at NYPA’s facilities in Queens. 

The accord affects about two dozen union members, who work at the 500-MW combined cycle plant in Astoria and the administrative building at the adjacent former Charles Poletti Power Project. They had approved the contract by a significant margin last month. In addition to salary increases, employees agreed to higher health care contributions, as well as changes to retiree medical insurance and some work rule modifications.

Both sides also agreed to continue discussions on health care cost containment as well as functional responsibilities of key job titles.

The contract means all unionized employees now have agreements with NYPA, the nation’s largest state-owned utility.

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