Local S6 cites King’s hard work on Senate Armed Services Committee

BRUNSWICK, ME – The Angus King for U.S. Senate campaign today announced that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6, the largest union at Bath Iron Works, has endorsed U.S. Senator Angus King’s (I-Maine) re-election to the U.S. Senate.

            “Every time I meet with men and women at Bath Iron Works, I am reminded that our local shipbuilders represent the best of Maine,” Senator King said. “Their commitment to their work product is second to none and they set the gold standard for every shipyard in the country. The saying Bath built is best built isn’t just a saying, it’s a reality. And that’s why Local S6’s support is so important to me. It’s been an honor to serve on their behalf on the Senate Armed Services Committee, working to authorize funding for Navy destroyers so Bath shipbuilders can compete for and build the most advanced warships in the world. I look forward to continuing my close work with Local S6 so we can further the mission of the U.S. Navy, and ensure good jobs and good people stay in Maine.”

            “The IAMAW Local S6, representing the shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works, voted to endorse Senator Angus King for U.S. Senate,” said Tim Suitter, a member of the Local S6 legislative committee. “His work on the Armed Services Committee has shown his commitment to the men and women who work at the shipyard. The door is always open and his leadership in the Senate has become apparent. We fight for him because he fights for us.”

Thanks to Senator King’s advocacy on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Bath Iron Works has received multibillion dollar contracts to build Navy ships, continuing Maine’s long, proud shipbuilding history. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, once called Senator King, “one of the most serious and hardworking members” of the Committee.

Senator King has also been endorsed by End Citizens United, the Maine Education Association, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the Professional Firefighters of Maine.