Allegheny Energy and the union that represents about 20 percent of its work force have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract, the company and union said in a joint statement Monday.
The Utility Workers Union of America System Local 102 executive board will review and approve the contract. Then the agreement will go to the union members for ratification meetings, according to the statement.
The union represents about 1,165 Allegheny Energy employees, mostly line and power station workers, company spokeswoman Debra A. Beck said.
Allegheny Energy has about 5,900 employees, and 1.7 million customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio.
Union and management representatives have been negotiating with the help of a federal mediator for at least a year, Beck said.