Freedom of association and collective bargaining

Unionized workforce infographic
MGE complies with all federal, state and local employment ordinances. We also adhere to principles and norms that protect human rights in employment, including the freedom of association and the freedom to bargain collectively.

MGE recognizes its employees’ right to organize and engage in collective bargaining under the National Labor Relations Act. The MGE workforce is represented by three different unions:

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 2304
  • United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Local 2006, Unit 6
  • Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Local 39

The unionized workforce is 43.3% of MGE’s total workforce, far exceeding the average private sector unionization rate in the United States of 6.0%.

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