"Beginning at 12:01AM on November 5, the men and women of IBEW Local 210 have been on strike from their employment with Atlantic City Electric, and it's parent company Exelon. From the time I have spent on the picket line, I learned that what they are looking for really comes down to security; the same security these men and women have ensured is protecting our power grid. Our great nation has been built on the backs of organized labor, and it's high time that the executives at Atlantic City Electric recognize that.
These men and women do a dangerous job, one that continued without fail throughout the COVID pandemic. While their in-office counterparts were afforded the ability to work from home, the men and women of Local 210 were on the road to ensure your homes never lost power.
Now, as we approach the holiday season, they are without pay and health benefits simply due to the fact that they want security in their retirement, fair and equal benefits for all members and clear language protecting the work they do as experts.
What they are asking for amounts to a drop in the bucket for a national company such as Exelon. It’s time they come to the table with a fair and equitable offer. Let’s get IBEW Local 210 back to work, and with the protections they deserve. Until then, I’m happy to spend as much time as I can on the line.”