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    I work for a electric utility as an Engineer at a nuclear power plant. The senior management of my company has admittedly performed “Benchmarks” of many other Nuclear Power Plants to determine the salary range of the different levels of engineers at these facilities. These benchmarks were direct face to face conversations about engineer salaries with the management of the other utilities. The senior mangers of these utilities are basically collaborating on the salaries of their engineers. Therefore, there is no incentive for engineers to leave one company to go to another, because the pay would essentially be the same. It must be noted that the work experience of nuclear industry engineers economically prohibits them from leaving the nuclear industry to work in other industries.

    Does the collaboration or “Benchmarks” of other nuclear power plants on the cost of labor result in labor price fixing? And, does this activity constitute a violation of the United States anti-trust regulations.
    Last edited by npp1; 03-03-2005, 07:30 AM.

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    Benchmarking is a legitimate and common practice among compensation professionals. Where there are anti-trust issues is when the companies all agree to pay the employees at a certain rate.
    Lillian Connell

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