BATH, Maine – On Saturday, January 23rd, the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 5257, voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The agreement, which goes into effect on Monday, January 25th, has a duration of four and a half years and contains numerous improvements to wages and benefits over the life of the contract.
The IAFF represents members of BIW’s Fire Department who are charged with providing emergency services to BIW personnel and safeguarding the shipyard’s mission of delivering ships to the U.S. Navy.
This is the first contract for the BIW firefighters since creating their own local bargaining unit affiliated with IAFF. The IAFF has 316,000 members representing Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services personnel in the U.S. and Canada.
More information about General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), can be found at www.gdbiw.com.