UTIER

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Native nameUnión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego
FoundedMay 3, 1942 (77 years ago) (1942-05-03)
Members4,800
Key peopleÁngel R. Figueroa Jaramillo, Presidente
                   Freddyson Martínez Estévez, Vicepresidente 
Miguel A. Nieves Ríos, Secretario-Tesorero
Office locationSan Juan, Puerto Rico
CountryUnited States
Websiteutier.org

The Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego (UTIER) —English: Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union— is one of the labor unions that represents workers from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.[1][2] The union was founded on May 3, 1942 by thirty seven linemen in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[3] At some point it was affiliated with the Free Federation of Workers and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations but it eventually unaffiliated and became independent.[3] Today, the union represents about 4,800 workers.[4]

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  1. ^ Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica vs. Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego, 2007 TSPR 47 (Supreme Court of Puerto Rico March 14, 2007).
  2. ^ Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego vs. Héctor Medina Torres, 2011 CD 01 (November 7, 2011).
  3. ^ a b "Breve Reseña Histórica de la UTIER" (in Spanish). UTIER. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "Prensa no podrá estar en las negociaciones de la AEE y UTIER". Primera Hora (in Spanish). October 25, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2013.

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