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FILE - Striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bath, Maine.  The union representing striking production workers says a tentative agreement was reached with Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works to end a strike that stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic. The agreement announced on Saturday, Aug. 8,  will be put forth to the 4,300 members of Machinists Local S6 for approval. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

Aug. 8, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched on for more than a month during a pandemic, officials announced Saturday. The proposal, which was unanimously endorsed by the union's negotiating team, will be put...

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, Machinists union reach tentative agreement that would end weekslong strike in Maine

Aug. 8, 2020 12:25 PM EDT
BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, Machinists union reach tentative agreement that would end weekslong strike in Maine.

Shipyard union says talks 'breaking down' with shipbuilder

Aug. 5, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A shipyard workers’ union in Maine said Wednesday that talks with a Navy shipbuilder appear to be “breaking down” amid a strike that has gone on for more than a month. The Machinists Local S6 union that represents about 4,300 workers at Bath Iron Works resumed...

Shipyard, union to resume negotiations amid strike

Aug. 3, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A shipyard workers' union in Maine and a Navy shipbuilder were scheduled to return to the table on Monday amid a strike that began weeks ago. The Machinists Local S6 union that represents about 4,300 workers at Bath Iron Works said previously that it would resume negotiations with the...

Shipbuilder, striking workers to head to bargaining table

Jul. 31, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and the union representing striking workers will head back to the negotiating table for the first time since a strike began more than a month ago, a union official said Friday. Both parties will participate in a session on Monday with a federal mediator,...

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks during a news conference on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020, to highlight the Republican proposal for the next coronavirus stimulus bill. Joining Graham, from left, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sent. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP tucks $8 billion for military weaponry in virus bill

Jul. 28, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new $1 trillion COVID-19 response package by Senate Republicans is supposed to give the government more weapons to battle the surging coronavirus pandemic. But GOP lawmakers have more than just the “invisible enemy” in mind. The Republican measure includes billions for...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, second left, and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, arrive to attend the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin attends naval parade, promises new ships to navy

Jul. 26, 2020 6:22 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said the Russian navy will get 40 new ships and vessels this year, as he attended a naval parade in St. Petersburg on Sunday marking the Navy Day in Russia. The parade in St. Petersburg and the nearby town of Kronshtadt featured 46 ships and vessels and over 4,000...

Striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bath, Maine.  The production workers went on strike June 22 after overwhelmingly rejecting the company’s final contract proposal. The dispute centers on subcontractors, work rules and seniority.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Machinists union president rallies striking shipyard workers

Jul. 25, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The international president of the Machinists union rallied striking workers at Bath Iron Works on Saturday, urging them to stay strong and proclaiming “there's no way in hell we are backing down from this fight.” Robert Martinez Jr. delivered a message of unity to...

Union requests that both sides meet together with mediator

Jul. 23, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The union representing 4,300 striking shipbuilders has requested through a federal mediator that both sides meet next week. Both sides have been meeting separately with the mediator, but there have been no formal talks since Machinists Local S6 went on strike June 22 after overwhelmingly...

Work begins on USS Beloit at Marinette shipyard

Jul. 23, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Construction of a new Navy combat ship named for the City of Beloit is underway in Marinette. The ceremonial keel laying took place Wednesday as Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine began work on the USS Beloit. As part of a ship-building tradition, a worker welded the...