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Hello Sisters and Brothers.  Spring has many meanings, the end of winter, the Easter Holiday and to power plant workers OUTAGES!  Generating units have scheduled shutdowns to perform maintenance.  This usually involves a lot of work to be completed in a small-time frame of a few weeks.

Our Susquehanna Nuclear Station Unit- II is offline for its 22nd refuel and inspection outage.  Montour’s Coal Unit-II is wrapping up their outage which included replacing reheater lower loops which will improve unscheduled shut downs.  The gas conversion is still a work in progress.  Unit-I will be entering an outage at the end of the month.  Brunner Island is finishing their outage on Unit-I then rolls into Unit- II and Unit- III outages.  Martins Creek Unit 3 is wrapping up its outage.  Having said all that it requires a lot of hard-work and long hours but our folks always rise to the occasion and bring their ”A game” working in a safe, productive manner providing quality work!

On the PPL front, our line workers have been super busy due to mother nature.  We are hoping for a break so everyone can recharge.  Our Contact Center folks are working overtime due to the billing issue.  I know first-hand how stressful mandatory overtime can be.  Not only does it impact you, but it impacts your family.  This is a

temporary situation, certainly not the norm and hopefully it gets resolved soon.  I am confident you will all put in your best effort to help the company get through this because that’s what workers from IBEW Local 1600 do!

Stay Safe and have a Happy Easter

In Solidarity,
President Frank E.G.

Terry Elekes

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The Executive Board has appointed John J. Clausius as President/Financial Secretary. Due to John appointed as President/Financial Secretary opens a vacancy for Vice President. The Vice President vacancy per the IBEW Constitution Art. 16 Sec 16 shall be filled by the Executive Board until the next regular election. The Executive Board will be accepting resumes for the Vice President until May 3, 2024. Resumes can be sent to: IBEW Local 1600 Att: Executive Board 1259 Grange Road Allentown, PA 18106