For Immediate Release: January 9, 2017
Contact: Mark Brueggenjohann 202-728-6014
BG&E Workers Rally for Their Own Union at Exelon HQ
BG&E Workers & Lawmakers Come Together the Day Before the Union Election
BaltiMore, MD. – On Tuesday, Jan. 10, BG&E’s gas and
electrical workers are gathering in front of Exelon’s Baltimore office in a
show of strength on the eve of their organizing election.
More than 1,400 BG&E electricity, distribution,
maintenance and gas processing workers will be voting Wednesday and Thursday to
form their own union, IBEW Local 410 in Baltimore.
These are the men and women who go out in the worst weather
--blizzards, hurricanes, derechos and floods—to keep our houses warm and lit
and our businesses open.
Rally participants will include BG&E workers, state Rep.
Cory McCray (member of IBEW Local 24 in Baltimore), City Council members Ryan
Dorsey and John Bullock, Special Assistant to the International President for
Membership Development Ricky Oakland and more than 80 IBEW volunteer organizers
from across the country.
Votes will be tallied Thursday night beginning at 7 p.m. at the
Region 5 Office of the NLRB 100 S. Charles Street (Tower II) 6th Floor in Baltimore.
What: BG&E Workers Rally for a Union
When: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10
Where: Exelon Corporate Campus, 1310 Point
Street in Baltimore
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.