West Texas Building Trades and Construction Approves Contract with Pantex

March 01, 2016

​Over the last few weeks, CNS has been engaged in negotiations with West Texas Building Trades and Construction Council (WTBTCC) to reach agreement on terms and conditions for a new collective bargaining contract.
CNS is pleased to announce the negotiations have successfully concluded with the WTBTCC membership ratifying its 3-year collective bargaining agreement, which became effective February 10, 2016, and will be valid until its expiration in February 10, 2019.
CNS is pleased that negotiations led to an agreement that provides stability to the workforce and recognizes the WTBTCC membership’s important contributions to Pantex and national security.

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) assumed responsibility for management and operations at the Pantex Plant and the Y-12 National Security Complex July 1, 2014. CNS operates the two sites under a single contract for the National Nuclear Security Administration, with a focus on the absolute priorities of safety, security, quality, mission delivery and cost efficiency. CNS member companies include Bechtel National, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, and SOC, with Booz Allen Hamilton as a teaming subcontractor.

Pantex, located in Amarillo, Texas, and Y‐12, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, charged with maintaining the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. Pantex is responsible for nuclear weapons life extension programs; weapons dismantlement; development, testing, and fabrication of high explosives components; and storage and surveillance of plutonium pits. Y‐12 is responsible for safe and secure uranium storage, processing, and manufacturing operations; supplying fuel for the U.S. Navy; and global non-proliferation. For more information on each site, visit www.pantex.com or www.y12.doe.gov.


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