Strike At Stennis: Machinists Union Workers Couldn’t Reach a Deal

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss.–Don’t be surprised if you see picket signs near Stennis Space Center in Hancock County today. Workers who are members¬†of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers¬†are on strike.

Union members voted to strike Thursday night, reported WLOX, after they couldn’t reach a deal with Lockheed Martin. They were trying to get a deal on pension and benefits, but the contract expired Thursday before that could happen.

They voted to strike and 116 people were expected to picket today.