Release Date 8/19/2015
With help from a Federal mediator, Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council (HAMTC) workers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. have reached a tentative agreement with Battelle. After nearly three years of negotiations hinged on wages and benefits, HAMTC members tentatively accepted a best and final contract from Battelle, which operates the national lab in Richland for the U.S. Department of Energy. Workers will vote on the proposed contract Aug. 28.
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