As workers continue to join picket lines demanding fair contracts
Washington D.C.- For over a week Machinist Union Local S6 members who work at the Bath Iron Works’ shipyard have been demanding a fair and dignified contract. The Machinists Union Local S6, represents 4,300 of the company’s 6,700 employees at the yard. Among the pending issues in the negotiations are the company’s continued hiring of subcontractors as well as its intention to make changes to seniority privileges.
Shipyard operations and the construction of destroyers for the U.S. Navy had already been subject to disruptions due to COVID-19. Now workers are fighting for their rights to a contract capable of reflecting their value to our nation.
LCLAA stands in solidarity with the Machinist Union Local 6, whose fight for a fair contract should encourage BIW to go back to the negotiating table and to do what is right for their employees, their communities, and for working families.
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