Asked this week for a response to the concerns of Y-12 retirees about the benefit changes invoked by Consolidated Nuclear Security, the government’s new contractor, Brian Reisinger, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said via email:
“The recent changes to benefits for Y-12 workers and retirees were decided through negotiations between the Department of Energy and the new management contractor to help bring benefits into compliance with Department of Energy policy. Senator Alexander believes employees at Oak Ridge facilities perform jobs that are crucial to the country, which is why he is continually working on issues that Congress deals with, such as supporting Y-12’s mission and ensuring the long-term health of retirees’ pensions.”
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