The Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 announced today it has reached a tentative agreement with Louisiana-based Entergy Corp. on a contract for tech workers at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, according to a press release from the union.
“We are encouraged by this advancement in the negotiations process,” said UWUA Local 369 President Dan Hurley. “We are dedicated to ensuring that our workers and communities stay safe and it has always been our hope to reach a resolution before the current contract expires and this tentative agreement is a step in the right direction.”
In a press release posted on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website, Pilgrim’s Site Vice President Robert Smith said, “We appreciate the hard work of both parties to come to a successful outcome to this negotiation process. We believe the new proposal represents fair and equitable terms both for our employees and the Company.”
The current contract for the 62 tech workers, who are responsible for duties that range from maintaining plant safety to managing information technology systems, expires October 24, 2012. The vote on this tentative agreement will take place on November 1, 2012 and the contract has been extended until November 14, 2012. UWUA has hundreds of local workers that serve in high-level roles at the 40-year-old nuclear power plant – many who have been working at the facility for decades.