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Local Lodge 1998

National City, California

Phone: (619) 477-7373

L-1998 wins California WARN Act appeal

The NASSCO shipyard with the USS Bonhomme Richard in dry dock. (U.S. Navy)

Court upholds lower court ruling, awards over $200,000 to 90 workers

NINETY BOILERMAKERS EMPLOYED at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego stand to be reimbursed $212,405 for back wages and will see lost benefits restored following a November 30 decision by a state court of appeals affirming a trial court’s ruling that the company violated California’s WARN Act.

WARN stands for Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification. The act seeks to protect workers from being laid off without advance warning so they can adjust for a loss of income and related disruptions.

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Reporter  V56N4

Navy Secretary meets with L-1998

L-1998 President Robert Godinez, right, presents Navy Secretary Ray Mabus with a commemorative mug.

NAVY SECRETARY RAY MABUS paid a visit to workers represented by Local 1998 at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego Jan. 9. L-1998 President Robert Godinez addressed the Secretary before the shipyard workers present, thanking him for honoring requests to name several ships and also for supporting NASSCO’s need for additional ship orders.

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L-1998 welcomes shipbuilding orders

L-1998 Pres. and IR Robert C. Godinez, left, and Asst. Dir. – Shipbuilding and Marine Division Services Steven Beal, right, meet with Navy Sec. Ray Mabus in May.

NASSCO to design and build six product tankers

WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND Local 1998 (National City, Calif.) members laid off and a possible two-year gap in future orders, Boilermakers at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego were facing tough times as 2013 began. Those worries have diminished, however, following news of two new contracts for Jones Act product tankers and an announcement by the Navy that it would move up production of new fleet oilers.

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Locals  L-696, L-1998
Reporter  V52N3

Boilermakers host Ukrainian union leader

Ukrainian visitors to L-1998 enjoy a close-up view of the USS Midway aircraft carrier. Left to right, Gary Powers, A/D-ISO; Jim Cooksey, IR; Bobby Godinez, L-1998 president; Tyler Brown, D-ISO/AAIP; Liubov Nyemov; Anatoliy Nyemov, chairman of the Okean Shipyard trade union; and Oksana Kovalka, interpreter.

THE LEADER OF a Ukrainian shipyard union received a warm welcome March 22 at Local 1998 (National City, Calif.) and enjoyed a boat tour of the NASSCO shipyard from San Diego Bay.

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Locals  L-1998
Reporter  V52N2

L-1998 members to build world’s first LNG-powered containerships

Artist’s rendering of new LNG-powered TOTE ship.

General Dynamics NASSCO and TOTE Inc. sign deal for two ships, with option for three more

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 1998 (National City, Calif.) will be involved in constructing advanced container ships powered by liquid natural gas (LNG), following a deal reached by General Dynamics NASSCO and TOTE Inc. late last year. The two companies inked a contract last December for the design and construction of two double-hulled, 3,100 TEU vessels serving the Jones Act market (trade involving shipping between U.S. ports).

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L-1998 launches USNS Charles Drew

L-1998 member Robert Navarro uses a crane to position the “ways” (the launch ramp) for the USNS Charles Drew.

Navy awards additional contract, guaranteeing work through 2012

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 1998 (National City, Calif.) witnessed the successful launching of the USNS Charles Drew Feb. 27. It was the 10th in a series of 12 ships the members are building; the remaining two are in various stages of construction at the San Diego shipyard. But the best news of the day quickly followed: The Navy was awarding them another contract to increase the total number of ships to 14, guaranteeing them steady work through 2012.

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Members of Congress join delegates at reception

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, third from right, with (l. to r.) IR Dave Bunch; Dir. of Political Affairs Bridget Martin; Gary Aycock, L-627; Keola Martin, L-90; and IVP Warren Fairley.

Boilermakers build relationships with legislators

DELEGATES TO THE 41st annual LEAP conference welcomed legislators, congressional aides, and other guests to the Boilermakers’ congressional reception March 18 to continue the work of building good relationships.

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Reporter  V48N2

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