L-627 locks in five-year contract with PSI

L-627 members celebrate their five-year contract with Pacific Shipyards International.

Local 627 (Phoenix) shipyard workers in Honolulu, Hawaii, are celebrating their five-year contract with Pacific Shipyards International, replacing the three-year contract signed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boilermakers represent all workers in the closed-shop shipyard. The contract secured wage increases, a shift differential increase, better overtime pay, boot allowance increases and a pay raise for those in the lead man and foreman positions. Shop steward Pride Mendonza, L-627 BM-ST Jacob Evenson and Director of Shipbuilding and Metal Trades Services-ISO Gary Power negotiated the contract.