A possible strike by workers at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Northern Westchester has been averted.
Entergy announced early Wednesday morning that it has reached an agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 on a new four-year contract for the union’s approximately 330 workers at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan.
Indian Point now has a total of nearly 1,000 employees.
The agreement between Entergy and union leadership will have to be approved by the union membership in a vote that is expected to take place within the next few weeks.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“This agreement benefits all parties – the workers, the union, and Entergy," said Tony Vitale, site vice president and Entergy’s top official at Indian Point. “I applaud the union’s negotiating team, led by James Slevin, for its continued discussions to reach an amicable agreement.
"All of our employees will continue to focus on their mission to provide reliable power to millions of New Yorkers through the date of permanent closure in 2021.”
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