In union circles, they call it "burial insurance." That apt phrase denotes the severance, early retirement and re-training packages negotiated for veteran utility workers sideswiped by a changing...
sued American Electric Power Co., Cinergy Corp., FirstEnergy Corp., Illinova Corp., Southern Co., TECO Energy Inc., and Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co.
The EPA also filed a similar, "administrative order" against Tennessee Valley Authority, which requires a different process since it is government-owned. The lawsuits involve 32 plants located in West Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama.
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