Brothers and Sisters,

Our hearts and thoughts are consumed by an overwhelming sense of compassion for all members who were impacted by the tragic mass shooting that unfolded last night in Lewiston. The Local S6 Family is not just a mere union; it’s an intertwined network that spans across the state, with many of us calling Lewiston and Auburn our home. Our community is navigating the fallout of a traumatic event, the likes of which we’ve never seen before. 

In response to this heart-wrenching tragedy, Local S6 has received a commitment from BIW to give Unpaid Excused Time-Off (Code 03) to anyone who may need it as a result of this tragedy. Reach out to your Craft Administrator to have your time covered.  

Additionally, an MOA has been signed to allow for the polling of Weekend Overtime on 10/26 and 10/27, to ensure anyone who was out Thursday still has a chance to work the weekend.  

Lastly, the IAM’s EAP Director is flying in to support anyone in need. He will be ready and available by tomorrow; 10/27. Please reach out to your steward or call the Union Hall at 207-442-2063 if you would like to receive help from IAM EAP.

In Solidarity,

Local S6 Leadership