Labor Negotiations

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2018 Labor Contract Updates

The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) collective bargaining agreement with Sandia National Laboratories expires July 27, 2018. The agreement covers about 490 employees.

Negotiations for a new contract are scheduled to begin in June. The agreed-upon dates are June 12 and 14 and July 9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 and 20. Sandia's team is prepared and has offered to negotiate the entire month of July, if additional time is required and the union becomes available.

On May 30, 2018, Sandia provided a comprehensive business and benefits update to the OPEIU representatives in preparation for upcoming negotiations.

Please refer to this website for any significant updates on the contract negotiation process.

June 14, 2018, 4:40 p.m. update

Sandia and the union negotiations team met at the table for several hours this morning and again for a short time this afternoon, wrapping up discussions at 2 p.m. Sandia looks forward to negotiations resuming July 9.

June 12, 2018, 6:15 p.m. update

Sandia National Laboratories and OPEIU began negotiating a new contract today, quickly agreeing to several noneconomic articles and discussing several others. Overall, the tone of the negotiations was positive. Sandia is looking forward to further productive sessions with the union to reach an agreement by the contract's expiration on July 27. Negotiations will continue Thursday.