By Associated Press
Laramie, Wy – Union utility workers at three Wyoming power plants have voted to accept a three-year contract offer from Rocky Mountain Power Co. and avert a possible strike. Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Jeff Hymas says the nearly 600 members of Utility Workers Union of America Local 127 approved the contract Friday night. Contract negotiations began in August. The union had rejected two previous offers.
Salt Lake City-based Rocky Mountain Power wouldn't release details of the contract.
The union represents employees at the Jim Bridger Plant east of
Rock Springs, the Dave Johnston Plant near Glenrock and the Wyodak
Plant near Gillette, as well as some transmission and distribution
Rocky Mountain Power serves about 132,000 utility customers in
Wyoming and employs about 1,400 workers in the state.