‘At a stalemate’ – Hundreds of Atlantic City Electric Workers Go On Strike in NJ
Just as daylight saving time was about to come to an end, hundreds of workers for Atlantic City Electric went on strike.
Representatives with IBEW Local 210 said their members walked off of the job at 12:01 early Sunday morning amid stalled contract negotiations.
Zach Story with the union told WPVI-TV, "Currently, we're in our contract negotiations with AC Electric and we're eager to get a fair deal for our members and right now we're kind of at a stalemate."
Their contract officially expired on Thursday.
Neither side has offered details about the sticking points of the negotiations.
In a press release, Atlantic City Electric said, "We’ve negotiated in good faith and offered a fair and equitable proposal that recognizes the talents and value of our employees."
Just as we prepare for storms, we have contingency plans and highly qualified staff in place to ensure your electric service is not affected. We will continue to bargain in good faith with the union, and we are confident that we can reach an equitable agreement that is fair for our employees and our customers.
As a result of the strike, Atlantic City Electric has closed its courtesy center on Main Street in Cape May Court House.
Payments can still be made online or at other locations across the region.
Atlantic City Electric, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, serves nearly 560,000 customers across South Jersey.
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