Maine shipbuilder union approves new contract

Posted March 16, 2009, at 10:27 a.m.

BATH, Maine — The second-largest union at Bath Iron Works has given its approval to a new contract.

The Bath Marine Draftsmen’s UAW Local 3999 approved a 54-month deal with the shipbuilder over the weekend by a vote of 374-124.

Union president Denny Furrow says he the contract is a good one for the union’s 835 members.

The shipyard has about 5,600 employees in total.