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IBEW Seeks To Unionize Millstone Workers

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Millstone (Courtesy Dominion Resources)

Millstone (Courtesy Dominion Resources)

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s only nuclear power plant and an electrical workers union are facing off over a union organizing drive.

 The Day of New London reports that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is seeking to unionize about 350 operators, mechanics and maintenance workers at the Millstone Power Station. The union effort excludes about 750 administrators, managers and engineers.

In a case before the National Labor Relations Board, parent Dominion Resources Inc. says a union election should include a larger group of employees because departments are connected. Millstone spokesman Ken Holt says the company has been urging workers to resist unionization.

John Fernandes, business manager of IBEW Local 457 in Berlin, said the organizing effort began this spring. He says it was prompted by worker dissatisfaction about benefit cuts and differences in pay rates.
Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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