Power plant workers to hit picket line if new contract isn’t negotiatedPosted: Updated:
Indian Point power plant workers said they were prepared to hit the picket line if they did not get a new contract by midnight Wednesday.
Entergy officials and Indian Point utility workers represented by Local 12 attempted to negotiate the new contract at the Renaissance Hotel in West Harrison.
Workers are seeking a wage increase and medical benefits.
"There's many issues to discuss, people around the table going through it methodically," says Entergy spokesperson Jerry Nappi.
The contract would cover workers until 2022, one year after the Buchanan-based nuclear power plant is slated to shut down.
Union leaders told News 12 in a statement, “Local 12 wants a fair shake from Entergy and looking to the future, we believe we are the best workers to ensure the continued safe operation of Indian Point.”