Entergy screws employees over pay?

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mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#1 Jul 11, 2011
Nuclear plant security supervisors sue Entergy over unpaid overtime wages
7/11/2011 9:00 AM By Michelle Keahey
Hourly employees who provide security services at the nuclear plant facility in Kilona have filed a lawsuit against Entergy in an attempt to obtain compensation for unpaid overtime wages.

Stephen Allen Jr., Ernest Brown Sr., Felicia Connor, Nathan Hills III, Cynthia Johnson, James Kelly, Wayne Lacy, Steven Looney, Douglas Luke Jr., Rolando Martinez, Billy Mooring Jr., Jonathan Perry, Charles Ryan, Tharon Simon, Cynthia Robinson Singleton, Anthony Smith, Michal Stubbs, Douglas Valotta, Lee Vicks and Picola Williams filed suit in federal court in New Orleans.

The suit accuses Entergy of willfully violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and of having a history of violations of the overtime compensation requirements of the FLSA.

The employees are asking the court to prevent the defendants from further violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and for an award of compensatory damages, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs and back pay.

The plaintiffs are represented by R. Glenn Cater and Amanda C. Graeber of Cater & Associates in New Orleans and Chris Edwards in Gretna.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance is assigned to the case.
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#2 Jul 11, 2011
Waterford nuclear plant in Louisiana...
stardust

San Diego, CA

#3 Jul 11, 2011
The VT employees supposedly suing VT are barking up the wrong tree. They should be suing Entergy for 'monumental incompetance'.

"[..]the company that runs our state’s only nuclear plant gets to breathe a sigh of relief at being found to be monumentally incompetent as opposed to criminally liable.” http://www.vpirg.org/node/482
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#4 Jul 11, 2011
It is a ideologically driven organization from the top down!
Not GuiltyJust Incompete

United States

#5 Jul 11, 2011
They got incompetence covered.
harley guy

Belmont, NH

#6 Nov 16, 2012
Entergy has a history of scewing employees... especially security. The VT supervisors that are suing are doing so because of hundreds of hours of unpaid overtime! They were told minimal overtime, they have direct reports that make in some cases more than they do with better benefits!! But the real issue is that Entergy is in violation of the FLSA federal labor law, regarding classification of exempt employees. Security is the only dept at vy that does not pay thier salaried supervisors at least straight time for OT after 40 hrs! They give the security supervisors a bonus based on plant performance, but it is taxed at 46% and it in no way makes up for in some cases 500 hrs of OT a year! Every entergy plant has labor problems of some kind.. small wonder eh?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Nov 16, 2012
So you assert your power...

What about a Union...

If you get mad enough...don't forget leaking...

All these guys are in big trouble over low electricity prices...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#8 Nov 16, 2012
But I would swallow your ego and just shut your mouth, if you know what is good for you.

Quit, and work somewhere else...
harley guy

Belmont, NH

#9 Nov 17, 2012
Mike, we are upset over entergys dishonesty, and abuse of Security Supervisors,and violations of the FLSA, but this doesnt mean I want to harm, or somehow malign the company. There are a lot of good people working at VY. We just want whats right, and fair. I think you and I have different agendas.
harley guy

Little Rock, AR

#10 Dec 3, 2012
Quit and work somewhere else mike? Is that what you did?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#11 Dec 4, 2012
I never worked for Entergy...

Still looking for a job with good wages...

I am in good with the NRC?
whodat

Elizabeth, NJ

#12 Dec 4, 2012
Naw Mike, you aren't in good with the nrc.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#13 Dec 4, 2012
Remember the good old days, when theVY security officers and me conspired to shape the security stance of the plant over decades through strategic leaks.

I remember when a security officer's leak to me cause the NRC to force VY to spend millions of dollars on forcing them to update their main security gate...We got it replaced within a year of time.
whoodiehoo

United States

#14 Dec 5, 2012
cool story bro. I don't want to hear about how you used to take leaks in the good old days.
John1323

Bronx, NY

#15 Mar 21, 2013
Does anyone know if the judge assigned to the case has ruled on whether the supervisors are exempt employees or non exempt??
harleyguy

Wallingford, CT

#16 Mar 11, 2015
John1323 wrote:
Does anyone know if the judge assigned to the case has ruled on whether the supervisors are exempt employees or non exempt??
Yeah, they were found to be nonexempt...or eligible for overtime pay. The judge has issued the order on the verdict, no new trial,
harleyguy

Little Rock, AR

#17 Mar 26, 2015
Entergy has now re-classified all Security Shift Supervisors across their entire nuclear fleet as non -exempt or hourly. They say it is not because of all the ongoing litigation, and they admit no wrong doing or guilt, regarding violating federal labor laws. Entergy has filed an appeal in the lawsuit at Vermont Yankee in which a jury found them to be in willful violation of federal labor law. Entergy filed motions to get the verdict tossed out,and for a new trial. The federal judge up held the Jury`s verdict, with the exception of fluctuating work week which applied to two of the four men in the suit. Fluctuating work week allows Entergy and other employers to only pay half time of a reduced hourly rate for hours over fourty in a given week. This saves employers a lot of money in overtime expenses.

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