January 6 marked the 60th day of the strike by members of Local 933 against Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ. More than 1,300 members are demanding a better contract than the offer from Raytheon that denied pensions to new employees and sharply increased health care costs.
“It continually amazes me how strong and dedicated our members are to the cause,” said Local 933 DBR Bobby Martinez. “We still have some work ahead of us to resolve this strike. Our members have endured many hardships, but each one of us has become stronger as individuals.”
During the strike, Local 933 sponsored a Member Appreciation Day and welcomed support from labor unions across Southern Arizona who helped collect toys for the children of striking Machinists to celebrate Christmas.