Centennial, Colo., (June 16, 2016) – Members of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers Of America (UAW) have accepted the company’s new three-year contract offer. The ratification vote came today after UAW leadership recommended acceptance of the contract to its members. This concludes the 2016 contract negotiation process which began on June 8.

The new contract covers 104 bargaining unit employees from Local Lodge #2346 performing work at ULA’s production operations in Harlingen, Texas. The contract becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 20.  

“We are pleased that the UAW represented employees have ratified a collective bargaining agreement that is critical to making ULA competitive in the future,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO. “The represented employees’ contributions have helped to propel 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 agreement 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 107 spacecraft to orbit providing critical capabilities for troops in the field, aiding meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enabling personal device-based GPS navigation and unlocking the mysteries of our solar system.

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