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June 15, 2015

Court sides with BIW in union dispute

A union representing about 3,000 employees at Bath Iron Works lost a legal battle last week when a federal court dismissed its lawsuit against the shipyard.

The Portland Press Herald reported that Local S6 of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers was seeking to stop arbitration over contested job description changes sought by BIW. But a U.S. District judge sided with BIW, ruling Friday that the union’s dispute should be played out in arbitration, not court.

"We appreciate the court’s prompt consideration in its handling of the lawsuit. We’re pleased the court agreed the dispute between the company and the union belongs in front of an arbitrator," said Matt Wickenheiser, a BIW spokesman.

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