Hanford union workers approve agreements

Union workers for four Hanford contractors approved proposed collective bargaining agreements Thursday, according to the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council.

The vote followed limited negotiations for agreements covering workers under HAMTC at Mission Support Alliance, Washington River Protection Solutions and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. Workers at Advanced Technologies and Laboratories also voted, although the company’s contract at the 222-S Laboratory expires in November.

The vote totals were not made public.

The agreements maintain the same schedule of medical, dental and vision benefits through 2019 for most contractors. Wage increases would be 2 percent for the next three years, according to HAMTC, an umbrella group for 14 affiliated unions.