Workers at the underground nuclear waste disposal facility near Carlsbad could go on strike this year.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports workers at WIPP are demanding a pay raise.
The union representing the workers says they’ve already extended contract negotiations five times. They now have until mid-December to work out a deal.
The union says going on strike is a last resort.
WIPP shut down last year after radioactive waste leaked in the underground storage facility. Crews are working to reopen the facility.
Created: 11/23/2015 8:14 AM
KOB.com Web Staff
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