Centennial, Colo., (May 3, 2015) – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) have accepted the company’s new three-year contract offer. This concludes the 2015 contract negotiation process that began several weeks ago.

The new contract covers 825 bargaining unit employees from District Lodges #75 and #166, which include Locals #44, #610 and #2786 performing work on the Atlas V, Delta II and Delta IV product lines at both east and west coast ULA launch sites and Decatur, Alabama, manufacturing facility. The contract becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on May 4.  Negotiations on the new contract officially started April 13 and ended April 24, and the May 3 ratification vote was held in all three geographical locations covered by this contract.

“We are pleased that the IAM represented employees have ratified an agreement that is critical to continuing ULA’s viability in the future,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO. “The represented employees’ contributions have propelled ULA forward in delivering critical capabilities for our nation and our customers. Our employees build the best, most reliable rockets flying today and the missions we launch save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

“We believe this contract will help secure our place as the go-to provider for launching people and one-of-a-kind payloads into space well into the future. We are excited and proud to work alongside an engaged team that is setting the standard for innovation in the space industry,” Bruno added.

With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 90 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.

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