Ingalls workers to vote on new labor package
by Associated Press
Published: November 30,2011
PASCAGOULA — Union workers will vote tomorrow on a company offer that affects 6,000 employees at Ingalls shipyard, the state’s largest private employer.
The Sun Herald reports Ingalls is offering three raises and a one-time $1,000 bonus next month if workers will vote to extend their current work contract for three years.
On the down side, healthcare premiums will go up by increments each year and the bonus, which will be subject to taxes and deductions, will replace a cost-of-living adjustment due next year.
Union leaders say the contract extension is simply an offer by the company and not something to be negotiated.
If the workers turn it down, Jim Couch with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says, the unions would go into a full contract negotiation in March.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Fervor grows for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
- Click Boutique revives Hattiesburg downtown retail district
- LNG facility hoping to begin exporting natural gas
- Doctor's murder-for-hire case postponed, mental evaluation pending
- ACLU could sue over state's new school prayer law
- District at Eastover construction to start later this year
- Hatchery releases largemouth bass fingerlings in three rivers
- Bill exempting small farms from fuel storage regs passes Senate
- John Fletcher joins Jones Walker