Congratulations to all of our Teamsters at Los Alamos Labs working for TRIAD. We were able to get the largest raise for these hard-working men and women that they have ever seen including a $2 raise in July of 2022 and then another estimated $2 in Oct of 2022. When you add the $1 they just received last month, by October of 2022 most of our LANL Teamsters will be $5 over what they were before negotiations started in 2021. There was also a $2000 ratification bonus paid to everyone as well. There were a lot of other great improvements made to the CBA and I was proud to bring this agreement to our Teamsters to vote on. After about 2 hours of review of the Tentative Agreement On 9/17/2021 as well as a Q&A period, the TRIAD-LANL Teamster Members voted by secret ballot overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying the Master and 492 Appendix tentative agreements by over 95%. – Teamsters Local 492 Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer and Lead Contract Negotiator, Trey White III, 12/6/2021
Photo above courtesy of LANL. Below is an article released today by LANL about the CBA signing event that held place on 12/2/2021:
LANL NEWS RELEASE 12/6/2021 - Twelve labor unions signed their collective bargaining agreements on Dec. 2, completing their negotiations with Triad National Security, which operates Los Alamos National Laboratory. These contracts represent about 1,200 essential workers in the skilled building trades including electricians, pipefitters, mechanics, sheet metal workers, operators, iron workers, painters, carpenters, roofers, laborers, teamsters, insulators and masons. .
“The skilled building trades represent approximately 10 percent of the Laboratory workforce,” said Thom Mason, Laboratory director. “As the Lab expands its mission and invests in its facilities, these tradespeople are more essential than ever. I am grateful we have reached an agreement that benefits these employees, the New Mexico economy and our country’s national security.”
At the Laboratory, such collective bargaining negotiations take place every five years and involve an immense amount of collaboration. This process began in the summer of 2021; the new contracts go into effect in July 2022, effective through June 2027. Skilled building trades are high-paying, secure jobs, and are in demand in New Mexico and nationwide.
“We want our employees in the skilled building trades to make the Laboratory their lifelong career home,” said Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations Kelly Beierschmitt. “Providing good, high-paying, sustainable jobs is one way we can drive folks to come to Northern New Mexico — and stay here long-term.”
“I believe we have the best contracts in the state, the best skilled tradesmen and women in the region and one of the safest work places in the nation,” said Logistics Division Director Brian Watkins. “The ratification of these contracts will improve on all three of those elements, and enable the Laboratory to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.”