June 21, 2012 (PLYMOUTH) Union workers have rejected a tentative contract with the owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Plymouth. The Utility Workers Union of America local 369 announced the 137-to-89 vote yesterday. Union leaders had recommended the deal reached early Tuesday with Entergy. Union President Dan Hurley says workers "have spoken loud and clear" that they won't accept cuts to pay or healthcare benefits, and urged Entergy to return to bargaining. Entergy called the deal "an exceptional wage and benefits package" and said it the next steps are unclear but it favors federal mediation. Entergy locked out union workers a couple of weeks ago and the union has filed complaints with the national labor relations board. Entergy said about two-thirds of its regular workforce at Pilgrim is on the job and an alternate staffing plan remains in effect.