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UEIP 2021 Results

February 14, 2022 – Below is a summary of the Union Employees’ Incentive Plan results for 2021.  Those in the Traditional Pension Program will receive a payout of 1.624% of their eligible earnings and those in Cash Balance or who are RSP only will receive a payout of 3.697% of their eligible earnings.  Incentive payments for bi-weekly paid employees are scheduled to be paid on the paycheck dated March 11th.

The Company will provide a prorated UEIP payment to any eligible employee who works for at least six complete calendar months and retires from the Company.  Employees who work for only a portion of 2021 as a UWUA represented employee and are an active employee with the Company on December 31, 2021, will be eligible to receive a prorated bonus payment based on their time as a UWUA represented employee.  An employee who does not meet the criteria set forth above will not be eligible for a prorated payment if he/she is not active on December 31, 2021.

UWUA Local 600 members will receive an additional $1500 above the 2021 UEIP payment.   The additional $1500 is not part of the current CBA but was agreed to for this year only based on the company’s strong financial year.  To be eligible for the additional one-time payment of $1500, members must have been active on February 1, 2022.


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December 1, 2021


TO: All UWUA Local 600 Members

FROM: Steve Kowolonek, President

SUBECT: 2022 Dues and Per Capita Increases


Dear Brothers & Sisters:

The General Board was in receipt of the “Notification of Dues and Per Capita Increases- 2021 “dated October 22, 2021, from the National Union, (letter attached), in the amount of two dollars and forty-eight cents ($2.48) per month. On November 18, 2021 the General Board of Local 600 met at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The dues notification was presented to the Board and the increase in your monthly dues will take effect January 1, 2022. The amount of your biweekly increase will be one dollar and twenty-four cents ($1.24).


Steve Kowolonek


UWUA Local 600


Highlights of how to use  the COVID-19 Vaccination Pay for Duke Energy from Labor Relations

Duke Energy strongly recommends that employees get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. We realize that it may be difficult to schedule outside of business hours. To this extent,  if employees need to schedule their vaccination appointment during scheduled work hours they must first get approval from management to be away from work as we must continue to maintain needed staffing levels. To assist employees in getting this important vaccination, the Company has made the decision to offer up to 4 hours of paid time off for employees to become vaccinated for COVID-19.

  • If employees need to schedule their vaccination appointment during work hours, they may enter up to 4 hours of Excused Absence Paid on their timesheets in total.
  • Employees are expected to only enter the actual number of hours needed to obtain the vaccine.
  • The 4 hours of paid time off is a set amount in total regardless of whether the employee is obtaining a single or dual dose vaccine.
  • This offering is to emphasize the importance of the vaccine during the current pandemic, but should not be expected in future years if annual booster shots for COVID-19 are recommended.
  • If employees have already obtained the COVID-19 vaccine during work hours and previously entered Sick time on their timesheets to cover their absence from work, they can go back and amend their timesheets to reflect up to 4 hours of Excused Absence Paid time off.