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FirstEnergy Corp.'s Harrison Power Station employees have been given their first contract since joining the Utility Workers Union of America in 2010, the UWUA Local 304 announced Aug. 7.

The Harrison plant, a coal-fired power plant located in Haywood, West Virginia, employs 184 utility workers, who voted to join the UWUA in September 2010, “and have been fighting for a fair first contract since then,” according to the news release.

The three-and-a-half-year collective bargaining agreement protects the wages, benefits and working conditions of the plant through 2018.

Formerly owned by Allegheny Energy, Harrison became part of FirstEnergy through the merger in February 2011. The plant was built by Monongahela Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstEnergy, and began operation in 1972.