Pantex Guards settle on new contract

Frank White, PGU President
Frank White, PGU President

Pantex guards are preparing to get back to work now that they've agreed on a 5 year contract from the company.

Within the last few hours hundreds of PGU members met at the Ambassador Hotel in hopes of ending their strike, and with an overwhelming majority vote that is exactly what they did.

They say Pantex is now offering them the seniority rights and other benefits they originally hit the picket line for back in mid-April.

Although they had hoped it wouldn't take this long they say the strike was worth it.

The union hopes all the guards will be back at work on Monday.

They are in the process right now of packing up their strike headquarters outside the plant.

Pantex Official Statement

Earlier today, the Pantex Guards Union (PGU) voted to ratify a new five-year labor agreement proposed by BWXT Pantex for work at the Pantex Plant. The PGU represents approximately 500 Security Police Officers at the site.

BWXT Pantex is pleased that the PGU membership voted to accept the company's proposal that recognizes our Security Police Officers' important contributions to national security. Among many other provisions, the agreement contains increases in wages and employee cost sharing for medical insurance.

The company will immediately implement a transition plan for returning the Security Police Officers to work as soon as possible. The contingency security force that has been protecting the site will remain in place until the company's Security Police Officers return to work.