Plymouth: Entergy and UWUA Local 369 reach a tentative agreement

The union that represents most workers at the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth says a tentative contract agreement has been reached with management.

The Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 announced the agreement early Tuesday morning. Union membership is scheduled to vote on the proposal Wednesday.

Union president Dan Hurley said in a statement that the contract “has important protections” for the workers.

Contract negotiations had stalled over health care costs and working conditions.

The dispute became contentious in recent weeks with plant owner Entergy Corp. locking out union workers and the union filing labor complaints with the National Labor Relations Board.

In response to the agreement, the union said a rally outside the Statehouse planned for Tuesday had been cancelled.

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