Working with our Labor Unions
Nearly one-fourth of AEP’s work force is represented by labor unions. We value the relationships we have with our unionized employees and believe in a trusting, collaborative and respectful partnership. In 2014, we negotiated a three-year collective bargaining agreement and wage package with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – the longest negotiated contract in the history of the company. The contract, which took effect during the first quarter of 2015, was unanimously approved. Multi-year agreements enhance continuity for both the company and the workforce. We will be negotiating multi-year contracts with our other unions throughout 2015. Having longer-term contracts in place allows us to focus on working collaboratively to achieve our business goals.