29 Files Unfair Labor Charge with NRG Energy

Sunday, September 15, 2013

On or about August 31, NRG instituted a Fatigue Policy at the Local 29 represented plants of Cheswick, Brunot  Island, and Elrama. This policy does not allow anyone to work more than thirteen consecutive days. The Company never met to discuss this policy, they just informed us they have it at their other locations and were going to implement it here. With the upcoming eight week maintenance outage at Cheswick Power Station, there will be a large impact on some of our members ability to work some of their double time days. This implementation is a violation of our Collective Bargaining Agreement and agreed to scheduling guides. Our attorney has filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board on this violation of our contract. We have also filed a grievance on the same issue.