Centennial, Colo., (ULA PR) – United Launch Alliance (ULA) was notified today that employees represented by United Auto Workers (UAW) in Harlingen, Texas, have voted to accept the company’s new five-year contract offer. Represented employees at the Harlingen facility build structural components for the Atlas V and Delta IV rockets.
The collective bargaining agreement will take effect on May 13, 2019, and covers nearly 60 employees from UAW Local No. 2346 at ULA’s production operations facility. Negotiations began on May 6 and concluded on May 9, with the union voting May 10. The vote to ratify the collective bargaining agreement came roughly a week after ULA signed a five-year lease extension with the Harlingen Airport Authority for continued use of the manufacturing facility.
“We are pleased that ULA and UAW negotiated a fair and competitive agreement that benefits our Harlingen workforce and supports our focus on transforming the future of space launch,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO. “I look forward to working with our team in Harlingen and around the country to provide smarter and even more dependable, cost-effective launch services for our government and commercial customers.”
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