IBEW Local 245 ratifies contract agreement with Toledo Edison

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) — FirstEnergy Corp. said that employees of its Toledo Edison Company subsidiary represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 245 voted to ratify a three-year contract agreement. Union leadership and the company entered into a stipulated agreement on January 14, 2005.

“We are pleased that the contract has been ratified and we can all now better focus on our most important job – providing our customers with safe and reliable service,” said Jim Murray, president of Toledo Edison.

The agreement includes a three-percent wage increase for each year of the contract. IBEW Local 245 includes 235 linemen, substation personnel and meter readers from Toledo Edison; 128 represented employees at FirstEnergy’s Bay Shore and Richland plants; and 196 represented employees at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.

About FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, and energy management and other energy- related services. Its seven electric utility operating companies, including Toledo Edison, comprise the nation’s fifth largest electric system, based on 4.4 million customers served, within a 36,100-square-mile area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

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