A few things on the Pantex proposal

Union members at the Pantex nuclear weapons plant are scheduled to vote on the contract proposal put forth by Consolidated Nuclear Security on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Caprock High School.

Basic RGBCNS has issued only a brief statement so far, and the union leadership has not responded to requests for comment. I’ve looked briefly at a copy of the proposed contract and appendices, but won’t attempt to go into some of the details regarding benefits, medical insurance, etc., at this time.

It appears that the contractor has offered a one-time $2,500 bonus to union members if the contract is accepted and ratified by midnight Aug. 9. The proposed wage increases are 2.5 percent in the first year, effective to May 15, 2015; 2 percent in 2016 and 2017; and 1.5 percent in 2018. There are some other wage adjustments that pertain to specific labor groups, such as maintenance planners and alarm dispatchers.

I’m told that the leadership of the Metal Trades Council has taken a neutral stance on the company’s contract proposal and has not made a recommendation to the rank and file at Pantex.

More on this later.

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