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Ingalls, Unions Agree to New Contract, Raises Over the Next Three Years

PASCAGOULA, Miss.–Negotiations between Ingalls Shipbuilding and four unions have ended with a new contract agreement and the workers staying n the job. The new deal includes raises for the workers over the next three years.

The raises are for 60 cents for 2015, 60 cents for 2016 and 75 cents more per hour in 2017.

The workers also get a $1,250 bonus next week, reported WLOX. Two other unions did not accept the offer and want negotiations to keep going.

“This collaboration between management and labor is another example of how we continue to work together to ensure we provide the best opportunities for our shipbuilders and at the same time position our shipyard to compete for future contracts,” said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president, human resources and administration, in a statement.

Ingalls is Mississippi’s largest employer, and builds ships for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and handles other large-scale contracts. There are more than 12,000 employees.

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