RYE BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of a nuclear power plant in the New York suburbs and its largest union have extended their midnight deadline by one hour.
A union spokesman says late Friday the two sides have pushed their deadline to 1 a.m. The union's contract was to expire at midnight Friday.
Indian Point owner Entergy Nuclear and the Utility Workers of America are meeting with federal mediators.
Union members include workers in radiation safety and the control room.
There hasn't been a strike at Indian Point since 1983, but Entergy has recently locked out workers at two other plants.
A company spokesman says that for either a strike or a lockout, managers and supervisors will fill in for missing workers. The union says that's a gable.
Federal regulators have checked the contingency plans.