Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following reports that Local S6 and Bath Iron Works reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to end the ongoing strike:
“News of a tentative agreement is a positive development for the incredibly skilled workers at the shipyard who build the best ships in the world and are an essential asset to the Navy and thus our national security.
“With the help of the federal mediator, I’m glad that both sides were able to work together to resolve differences.
“I will continue to help the workers at BIW as I always have — by working to assist them in getting contracts that keep our shipbuilders employed, ensuring an adequate shipbuilding budget, and pursuing the goal of a 355-ship Navy.”