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JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF UTILITY WORKERS LOCAL 223

 JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF UTILITY WORKERS LOCAL 223
 DETROIT, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released by


Utility Workers Union of America Local 223, AFL-CIO:
 Detroit Edison Company (NYSE: DTE) has been found guilty on four counts of violating federal law by an administrative law judge hearing charges brought by the Region 7 director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The unfair labor practice charges were brought by the regional director on behalf of Utility Workers Local 223, representing the 2,900 Edison employees who have been working without a contract since June 1. Detroit Edison was charged with flouting the collective bargaining process by refusing to bargain in good faith and by attempting to bypass the union and deal directly with employees at its Harbor Beach and Marysville Power Plants and Macomb Division Headquarters and Service Centers in Macomb County.
 The judge has ordered Detroit Edison to cease and desist its illegal activities and to bargain in good faith with Local 223.
 "We have repeatedly contended that Detroit Edison has shown blatant disregard for the legal process," said Local 223 President George Manoogian. "Now an NLRB judge has supported our claims and condemned Detroit Edison for their violation of federal law. We want the public at large to know that Detroit Edison has violated all community standards of decency in its treatment of the people who have been most responsible for their record profits, its employees."
 "These rulings by the NLRB's judge are stunning proof that the Edison Company has been intent on undermining its employees' legal representative. Detroit Edison has not just acted in bad faith, it stands in violation of federal law."
 Negotiators for Edison and Local 223 have met 23 times since April to discuss a new contract, without success. When Detroit Edison Vice President Malcolm Dade declared bargaining at an impasse, the company began implementation of a contract offer that will cut overtime premiums and raise health costs for workers, retirees and their surviving spouses.
 On another note: On Tuesday, Aug. 4, Local 223 was granted official intervenor status by the Public Service Commission, which will be hearing Detroit Edison's pending rate case.
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 /CONTACT: George Manoogian, president, 313-846-3040, or home, 313-433-3483, or Mike Langford, treasurer, 313-846-3040, or home, 313-243-6511, both of Local 223/
 (DTE) CO: Utility Workers Union of America Local 223; Detroit Edison ST: Michigan IN: UTI SU:


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