Northrop Grumman workers vote for contract extension

By WLOX Staff

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Northrop Grumman workers in Pascagoula and Gulfport will accept the company's latest contract extension. Turnout was low for Tuesday's vote. But among those who did vote, the sentiment was overwhelming in favor of the new agreement.

Both company and union leaders seemed pleased Tuesday night.

"This contract extension helps us maintain our production momentum as we work toward improving our financial predictability for our customers, our company and our shareholders," said Irwin F. Edenzon, Vice President and General Manager of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding – Gulf Coast.

"This collaboration between management and labor is another example of what we can do when we work together to ensure we provide the best opportunities for our shipbuilders," said Mike Crawley, President of the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council.

The contract extension impacts the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council (PMTC), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), International Associations of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), and the United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers (UFSPSO).

Shipbuilders in Avondale and Tallulah, Louisiana have also agreed to the two-year contract extension.

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