FirstEnergy Solutions' Chapter 11 continues

CLEVELAND -- "Bloomberg Law reported that Koschik this week ruled in favor of FES over environmentalists on an issue involving long-term plans to clean up nuclear waste at the company's plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The company is still wrangling with the issue of how to deal with its unions after leaving bankruptcy, though, and has faced complaints about its reported plans to use its Chapter 11 case to cancel union contracts.

FES CEO John Judge addressed that topic in an Aug. 18 column in the Columbus Dispatch.

'The company has proposed to keep all wages, wage increases and work rules the same as in the existing contracts. We also have agreed to keep all medical, dental, time off and other benefits the same for the employees as in our existing contracts. Through an agreement with FirstEnergy Corp., we have ensured that all employees will receive any benefits they have earned under the existing FirstEnergy Corp. pension plan,' Judge wrote."

- Dan Shingler, Crain's Cleveland Business 

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