An impasse in labor negotiations continues at Entergy’s Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts, with union members voting down the latest contract offer and picketing near the plant.The rejected contract proposal is the latest in two months of negotiations between Entergy and the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369. In what the workers describe as a lockout, about 240 union members have been kept off the job since June 5 when a temporary contract extension expired and Entergy began bringing in replacement workers from its nuclear fleet.A notice posted on the union’s website in the days following the vote Wednesday gave instructions for picketing. During past negotiations, the union has objected to offers it said negatively affected health benefits, scheduling, pay and other issues, while a public statement by Entergy countered that the average pay among currently contract-less unionized Pilgrim workers is $122,000 per year.Following the most recent union vote, the Plymouth Daily News quoted union officials as saying the two sides remain at an impasse on healthcare premium increases. The union members voted 137-89 to reject the contract.
• Pilgrim power is one of the lowest cost power sources available.
• Makes a total economic impact on the area of $145 million
• Hires 650 permanent employees on average
• Pays $55 million in annual payroll
• Allots $2.6 million to emergency planning
• Pays $8.5 million in state and local taxes
• Contributes $350,000 to community
Annual payroll $55,000,000.00 divided by 650 (employees) equals and average salary of $84,615.38, including all employees; union and management. The figures don’t add up to the average 369 union employee making $122,000.00 as Carol Wightman Entergy’s PR spokeswoman for Entergy been quoted as saying..
Entergy makes a million dollars a day, equaling $365,000,000.00 a year from Pilgrim and only $145,000,000.00 stays in Massachusetts. Where does the rest go?
Every single one of the figures given by anonymous is wrong.
The 122,000 average pay is for the positions covered by this contract that include many of the highest paid hourly positions at the site (like the Reactor operators that make over $50/hr). Also, that million a day is teh average revenues not profit. You then have to take out all the costs. So most of it stays right there in MA.
first it doesn't matter where the rest goes do you have to publicly display where your money goes? second pay roll may not include other employee costs such as Social security medicaid benifits including insurance ect. Yes get the best deal you can that is what they are doing.