Welcome to the informational page for the Department E85 workers at Huntington Ingalls at Newport News, Virginia. After 6 1/2 years waiting as the company tried to block the workers in court, in which the company lost every step of the way, THE WAIT IS OVER! THE TIME FOR A CONTRACT IS NOW! Bookmark our website and keep up with the latest news!
How did this happen? Why 6 1/2 years? The workers won a vote 6 1/2 years ago, wanting IAM representation. The company refused to bargain as required by law, went to court to try to block the workers from having a union. They lost at every level. The case got caught up in the lawsuits against the NLRB and the recess appointments by President, and went all the way to the Supreme Court! While the administration lost their case at the Supreme Court, our case did not fail on the merits, so the case was remanded back down to Federal Circuit Courts.
Again, the company lost at every level. On Nov. 23, 2015 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals again found in the Union’s favor, and the company decided, after 6 1/2 years of losses, to not appeal to the Supreme Court again. The decision was blistering, where they rejected all claims by the company as “without merit”. Here is that decision.