Earlier this week, members of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) voted to accept a contract proposal from their employer, Lockheed Martin Corp.  The vote to approve the new contract ended a five-day strike at Mississippi’s Stennis Space Center.  After voting 41-7 in favor of the contract on Tuesday, IAM members promptly returned to work on Wednesday morning. 

A spokesman for Lockheed issued a short statement on the matter:

“We’re pleased that the union members voted to accept the company’s last, best and final offer, and will return to work,” Field said in a statement. “The ratification of this new, three-year contract is excellent news for our company, the represented employees, their communities and the customer.”

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