VIDEO: After Last Year’s Loss, IBEW Confident They’ll Win Today’s Vote to Unionize Guam Shipyard


Guam – Another union vote is being held at Guam Shipyard TODAY, May 8, a little over a year after workers there rejected a bid by the International Brotherhood of  Electrical Workers to represent them.


281 Shipyard workers are eligible for the vote which is being conducted by the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB].

Last year 114 Shipyard workers voted no, 73 said yes to the IBEW. However this time, the union’s Business Manager Brian Ahakuelo says the workers have a better idea of what the union can do for them.

The voting will occur in 2 shifts Wednesday, from 6am until 8 am and then in the afternoon from 3pm to 6pm.

The NLRA is handling the vote and the results are expected by Wednesday evening.