The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW, Local 876 is on strike against Alger Delta Electric Cooperative.
The union workers are asking for a pay increase as well as increased safety practices. The last time the union members signed a contract was June 15, 2010 for the 2010/2011 period. Since then, Alger Delta and their employees have not been able to come to an agreement. Alger Delta manager Tom Harrell said a contract was implemented without their signatures in May for the 2012/2013 period.
TV6 will release more details as they become available to us.