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Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Contract talks between Bath Iron Works (BIW) and the Machinists' Union Local S6 have broken down.

The union, which represents about 4,300 workers at the shipyard, was presented Saturday with what the company said would be its "last, best, and final" contract offer. Local S6 posted Saturday on its Facebook page that the union unanimously rejects the offer.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Hundreds of workers rallied outside of Bath Iron Works (BIW) Wednesday morning as the shipyard and its largest union continue to negotiate a new contract.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Wisconsin shipbuilder has won a contract to build up to 10 frigates for the Navy, a contract Maine's Bath Iron Works also sought to win.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The owner of Maine's Bath Iron Works is offering employees of the shipyard two weeks of unpaid leave to help them deal with the state’s growing spread of the new coronavirus, according to a statement posted on the company’s website.