Today, Rep. Bill Keating joined Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant's locked-out employees as they picketed outside the plant. Expressing his continued support for the workers, Rep Keating said:
There are two central issues of which we cannot lose sight. First, this lock-out is putting an unnecessary strain on our local families at a time when they can least afford it. Pilgrim's hard-working employees, some of whom have worked there for years, depend on their paychecks, and without a regular income, they are struggling with numerous challenges such as trying to find temporary work to pay the bills. Second, these individuals are experts in a highly specialized field. They are the men and women we need operating this plant. It is imperative they are reinstalled in their jobs and I strongly urge Entery to come back to the table immediately to negotiate their contracts.