LUMA Energy, operator of the electric power transmission and distribution system in Puerto Rico since June 1, 2021, confirms that, today, the Insular Union of Industrial Workers and Electrical Constructions (UITICE) formally requested recognition as a representative exclusive collective bargaining for a LUMA employee bargaining unit.
Today, LUMA confirms that UITICE has achieved majority representation, confirmed by an impartial arbitrator, and recognizes UITICE as the bargaining representative of a LUMA employee bargaining unit. LUMA hopes to begin negotiations regarding a collective agreement and establish a relationship with the Union, governed by the National Labor Relations Law.
It was reported in written statements that the company “believes in instituting modern working relationships with its workforce that align with the company’s goals of providing healthy and safe working conditions, exceptional customer service, a transformation of the power supply system. Puerto Rico power company, industry standard compensation, equal opportunity and promoting a diverse workforce. “
LUMA anticipates that any future collective bargaining agreement will be consistent with the Company’s objectives and will allow LUMA to conduct its business for the benefit of the people, companies and government of Puerto Rico and the employees of LUMA.
LUMA’s parent companies have thousands of unionized employees and maintain constructive relationships with the unions. LUMA looks forward to the opportunity to do the same in Puerto Rico.