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Settlement at weapons plant and lab.

Settlement at weapons plant and lab A 3-year agreement between Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. and the Atomic Trades and Labor Council covers about 2,500 production, maintenance, and service workers at the Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant and an additional 900 such hourly workers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This was the first time in the parties' bargaining history that negotiations did not require intervention by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the Federal agency that conducts mediation in most industries involved in interstate commerce. (Martin Marietta operates the Oak Ridge facilities for the U.S. Department of Energy, while the Council is an umbrella organization that bargains for 17 local unions representing workers at these two facilities.)

Terms of the agreement called for 4-percent wage increases on June 22 of 1990, 1991, and 1992 (top wage rates under the prior contract were $15.12 for craftworkers such as machinists and electricians, $14.05 for chemical process operators, and $10.64 for laborers); enhanced health insurance and pension benefits; and, effective in 1991, the option to take off on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday instead of a second day off around the July 4 holiday.

"Developments in Industrial Relations" is prepared by Michael H. Cimini of the Division of Developments in Labor-Management Relations, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is largely based on information from secondary sources.
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Title Annotation:Developments in industrial relations.; Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inc.-Atomic Trades and Labor Council
Author:Cimini, Michael H.
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Oct 1, 1990
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