Production workers to strike against major Navy shipbuilder
June 21, 2020
BATH, Maine (AP) — Production workers at one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting Bath Iron Works' three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further delay delivery of ships.
The first strike by Machinists Union Local S6 in two decades comes as production already has fallen six months behind, partly because of the pandemic. The private shipyard is one of two that make guided-missile destroyers for the Navy.
"We're glad the union stood strong with what needs to be done," Jay Wadleigh, a district business representative for the Machinists, sa...