Panelists and attendees participate in meeting

EM Senior Advisor William “Ike” White and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeff Avery met with United Steelworkers (USW) members at their Fall 2023 Atomic Energy Workers Council Meeting in Arlington, Virginia last week. The EM leaders thanked the USW members for their contributions to EM’s cleanup mission at the Hanford, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Idaho National Laboratory, Portsmouth and Paducah sites. “The strong partnership with organized labor is critical to the success of our shared goal: accomplishing our cleanup mission safely, effectively and efficiently,” White said at the meeting. Pictured in the photo at right is Avery, from left, White and Atomic Energy Workers Council President Jim H. Key.