Local 387's History
On November 16, 1939, Local Union 387 was chartered in Phoenix, Arizona with jurisdiction over the employees of the Central Arizona Light and Power Company (which later became Arizona Public Service Company) in Phoenix.
During the last seventy years Local 387 now has jurisdiction in New Mexico from the Four Corners Power Plant in New Mexico to Yuma, Arizona, and from Page, Arizona to Nogales, Arizona. The following employers have been added during these years: Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Arizona Water Company, Graham County Electric Cooperative, Navopache Electric Cooperative and Uni-Source Energy Services.
In 1952, Navopache Electric Cooperative in Lakeside, Arizona, was organized and put under the jurisdiction of Local 387. During 1952 and 1953, Central Arizona Light and Power had begun to merge the Northern Arizona Power and Arizona Edison into the Central Arizona Light and Power Company, and Local 387 also began the merger of the locals in the North and South which represented the Northern Arizona Power and Arizona Edison into Local 387.
Local 387 merged the Globe, Miami, Superior area, which was Local 737. The Bisbee, Douglas area which was Local 1011. The Yuma area which was Local 1156. The Casa Grande, Coolidge, and Florence area which was Local 1341. The Prescott area which was Local 1100 and the Winslow, Flagstaff area which was Local 1532. Show Low and Snowflake were owned by an irrigation district; Calpco bought them out.
Arizona Public Service Company also owned a water company. They sold it and on April 1, 1955, it became the Arizona Water Company. Local 387 has represented the employees since then. During the early 1960's the Four Corners Power Plant, Unit 1, came on the line and over the past fifty years other units have been coming on the line or other parts of the plant have been built and more members have been added. Today we have roughly 486 members at the Four Corners Power Plant located in New Mexico.
This has been a very brief history showig what the members of Local 387 have accomplished over the past seventy years.
Page Last Updated: Jun 24, 2009 (14:00:07)