Owners and union at Seacoast Nuclear Power Plant reach agreement

7:52 PM, Dec 1, 2013   |    comments
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SEABROOK, NH (NEWS CENTER) -- Union and owners at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire have reached an agreement that will likely prevent a union lockout.

The two sides had been negotiating since September and they seemed to be deadlocked.

Both sides were pretty close on money issues; the sticking points were the elimination of fire brigade technicians who organize firefighting within the plant and the company's plan to eliminate overtime on the weekends by changing workers' schedules.

Company officials say the changes will bring operations in line with their other plants across the country.  They say the union had not been presenting their offer to its members.

Union President Ted Jenis says, "We're the first in the fleet they're trying to do this with.  We're always the guinea pigs and we're really tired of that."

It now seems that the threat of a lockout, which would've affected 226 of the plant's 650 workers, is over.

Seabrook Station released a memo on Sunday saying that an agreement had been reached, although they haven't announced specific details of the plan.

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