Statement of U.S. Senator Trent Lott On Strike at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
From: Office of Sen. Trent Lott Filed 3/8/07 GCN
“I’m monitoring this situation very closely, and I encourage all parties to resolve their differences as soon as possible. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems is executing major contracts that are linked to America’s national security and making sure our military has the best tools to protect our nation.
“My dad was a union member at Ingalls, and, growing up in the shadow of this shipyard, I’ve seen a number of labor disputes. A protracted strike could send the wrong message as Mississippi’s Congressional delegation works hard to ensure our shipyard continues having a fair shot at winning work.
“We’ve recently been successful in securing good contracts. Employment in Pascagoula is rising. Certainly, no one wants to jeopardize that.”