With the recent ratification of the contract for its union employees, normal customer service hours and operations will resume as of Monday, March 14, 2011.
The week-long electrical worker strike ends this afternoon with union members approving a new contract
A cable fault on the Honoapiilani Highway was to blame for a power outage that knocked out electricity to some 400 customers in Kaanapali this morning.
Reaction varied from union workers, with some saying it was time to return to work, while others stood firm in their opposition to contract details.
Ratification voting is set for today from some 200 union employees at Maui Electric Company who walked off the job on Friday.
Union employees at MECO returned to the picket lines on Maui, maintaining a smaller, but still visible presence
The two sides refrained from releasing details this afternoon, but union officials said the agreement is still subject to a ratification vote from union employees.
Power has been restored to an estimated 600 electric customers in the Iao and Old Wailuku Heights subdivisions on Maui.
An estimated 200 union employees on Maui made a visible presence today for the first time since they walked off the job on Friday afternoon.
Maui Electric Company President Ed Reinhardt issued a statement this afternoon in response to the strike that began at 3:30 p.m.
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