NNS Reaches Tentative Agreement With USW

Published November 16, 2021

Newport News Shipbuilding reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers Local 8888 for a new contract that will replace the one that expired at midnight on Nov. 14. NNS President Jennifer Boykin announced the agreement in a message to employees Sunday morning.

“While the details of the agreement cannot be shared publicly until after a vote, our goal was to offer a contract that is fair to our workforce, recognizes the key contributions of our USW employees, attracts new hires and retains our current workforce,” she wrote.

The United Steelworkers will share the offer with eligible employees and conduct voting this week. Employees with questions about the offer or the voting process should contact their local union representatives.