The LUMA Energy company confirmed this morning that the Insular Union of Industrial Workers and Electrical Constructions (UITICE) formally applied for recognition as the exclusive collective bargaining representative 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 bargaining agreement and establish a relationship with the union, governed by the National Labor Relations Law, ”said the company in charge of the Puerto Rico electric power transmission and distribution system.
Additionally, LUMA Energy said in written statements that they believe “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 energy supply system. Puerto Rico Electric Power, 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”, it was added.
Meanwhile, it was established that “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 ”.