Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Journal Staff Writer
LOS ALAMOS— The current and incoming Los Alamos National Laboratory managers are forcing lab workers "to make truly impossible and coerced" decisions about their future at the lab, a LANL labor union is alleging.
The University Professional and Technical Employees union, along with four individual lab employees, filed a class-action lawsuit in California Superior Court Tuesday challenging the legality of the ongoing management transition at the lab.
The lab's current contractor, the University of California, is scheduled to hand over management duties June 1 to Los Alamos National Security— a private company whose partners include engineering giant Bechtel National, UC, Washington Group International and BWX Technologies.