BIW strikers upbeat, determined after 3 months regarding the picket line. But Andrew Reeves, a sandblaster not used to their work in the shipyard, had been too dedicated to getting settled to produce plans
The task stoppage at Bath Iron Functions continues without having any instant indications of conciliation between administration therefore the shipyard’s biggest union, regional S6.
Frank Demers, left, and Colter Leeman of neighborhood S6 hold picket signs across the street from Bath Iron Works as union members continued their strike against the shipyard sunday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer
BATH вЂ” Months ago, whenever there have been rumblings of a attack, some users of Bath Iron WorksвЂ™ union that is largest began making preparations. They conserved up money, they found outside jobs. Weeks, possibly months, without work might be in front of them.
But Andrew Reeves, a sandblaster not used to their work during the shipyard, had been too centered on getting settled in order to make plans.
вЂњI desire I became some of those dudes whom saw this coming,вЂќ he said through the picket line on afternoon sunday.
Now, after three weeks of striking, Reeves, whom lives in Union, lacks an additional cushion of cost savings or work that is outside tide him over. Still, he indicated faith within the union, to that he owes their livelihood, he claims.
вЂњIвЂ™m maybe maybe not concerned after all,вЂќ Reeves stated. вЂњI would personallynвЂ™t be around unless we thought we’re able to take action.вЂќ
Lynn Pinkham holds a picket indication while striking next door from Bath Iron Functions on Sunday. With her is her dog Ivan. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer
The feeling ended up being positive outside of the Machinists Union Local S6 hall in Bath on Sunday afternoon.