Nevada Cement Company officials and union representatives are still haggling over one contract item, and a meeting has been scheduled for April 24 to discuss that final issue. Nevada Cement Executive Vice President Joe Sells reported the issue involves pension, saying, “We initially offered them a five per cent increase to the pension plan, but they want to allocate part of their pay raises toward their pension.”
Richard “Skip” Daley of the Labor Union concurred there was only one issue and that union reps are advocating for a pension increase for employees. Daley said employees would like to defer a raise and place it in their pension plan instead. Either Labor International Union of North America Local 169 or Teamsters Union Local 533 represent about 89 employees at the cement plant.