Nearly one fourth of AEP’s workforce is represented by labor unions. We value the relationships we have with our unionized employees and believe in a trusting, collaborative and respectful partnership. We are working with our labor partners to strengthen these relationships to ensure we have a culture that attracts and supports employees who can adapt to the rapid changes occurring in our company and industry. Our partnership with labor unions is critical to meeting the growing expectations of our customers and adapting to the challenges of rapidly changing technologies. We also have in place multiyear contracts with our union partners to enhance continuity for both the company and the workforce.
Our relationship often goes beyond the confines of a contract. Together, we’re expanding our focus on safety while enhancing productivity. We are also working together with labor leaders to support infrastructure development across the nation. And we are partnering with labor leaders to develop the talent pipeline and skills needed for the future. Our labor-management relationship continues to strengthen as our workforce becomes more flexible, creative and engaged.