ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The union that represents 430 Sandia National Laboratories employees has voted to authorize them to go on strike.
A lab spokeswoman tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2fHGzOj ) that the Metal Trades Council rejected Sandia’s “last, best and final offer” during contract negotiations Friday night.
However, a strike authorization doesn’t mean a strike is imminent and the union hasn’t notified the labs that its members will go on strike.
Sandia officials say the final version of the three-year contract offered general wage increases and lump sum payments.
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The Journal reports that Metal Trades Council went on strike in August 1999 for 13 days over pensions, job classification and pay issues.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com