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Newsfront - July 20, 2007

Lab employees show concern over benefits

An overflow crowd of nearly 300 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees and their families appeared at a forum earlier this month hosted by U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) to voice their concerns about the revised employee benefits package announced by the lab's new management consortium.

"As a math Ph.D., a former employee of a national laboratory, and as a congressman who represents a portion of the lab and thousands of its employees, I know the proposed Livermore benefit package is not in the best interest of our national security, the scientific community, or California's continued economic competitiveness," said McNerney.

The benefits package proposed by the National Nuclear Security Administration eliminates the pay parity between the Livermore Lab and the lab at Los Alamos. After the meeting, McNerney delivered a package of materials to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to demonstrate concern about the new benefits package.

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