West Valley, New York - August 12, 2016 - AlliedBarton Special Police Officers I, Sergeant/Police Officer II, Alarm Monitors & Senior Alarm Monitors working at West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) in West Valley, New York all voted unanimously to join the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions (LEOSU).
The West Valley Demonstration Project is a unique operation within the Department of Energy. It came into being through the West Valley Demonstration Project Act of 1980. The Act requires that the Department is responsible for solidifying the high-level waste, disposing of waste created by the solidification, and decommissioning the facilities used in the process. The land and facilities are not owned by the Department. Rather, the project premises are the property of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and represents only 200 acres of the larger Western New York Service Center, which is approximately 3,300 acres, also owned by NYSERDA. After DOE's responsibilities under the Act are complete, the Act requires that the premises be returned to New York State. Until that time, the Act requires New York State to pay 10 percent of the Project costs, and the Department pays the remaining 90 percent.
The victory today by these AlliedBarton officers working at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP), comes only a day after 143 Omniplex officers working at FDIC in Washington DC & Virginia voted to join the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions and a week after the Special Police Officers working at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Greater Shield officers voted to join our union.
We welcome the AlliedBarton West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) officers to our Law Enforcement family.