ULA union votes on contract for 450 Ala. workers
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Unionized workers for United Launch Alliance will vote Sunday on whether to accept the company's final offer on a contract, potentially setting the stage for a strike.
The agreement would affect roughly 450 employees in Decatur, Ala., and 400 more workers at sites in California and Florida.
Phillip Carr, the chairman of the union's negotiating committee, said the company wants to freeze new hires out of a retirement plan. Officials at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have recommended that their members reject the three-year deal and authorize a strike.
ULA President Michael Gass said the offer was an "excellent" contract proposal and recognized the value of the company's employees. The current contract expires this weekend.