Oct 28, 2012 6:57 PM by Van Nguyen

Union approves new 3-year contract with Raytheon

TUCSON - Union members have reached a new labor contract with Raytheon.
The contract was set to expire Sunday.

Members voted in the morning at the Tucson Convention Center and ratified a new three-year contract.

According to John Patterson with Raytheon, " This agreement provides our employees with a fair and equitable package, and allows Raytheon Missile Systems to maintain the high performing, quality workplace that our customers and community expect from us, now and in the years ahead. We look forward to continuing to work together with the IAMAW to perform the work that is so vital to our warfighters and the nation."

Raytheon has about 11,500 employees in Tucson.

About 1,600 are represented by the labor union.

News 4 Tucson's Erika Flores has reactions from employees tonight on News 4 Tucson Live at 10.


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