Propeller

As part of a years-long working relationship with NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, will be building a total of 24 RS-25 rocket engines to support as many as six SLS flights for a total contract value of almost $3.5 billion. Originally slated to produce six new RS-25 engines, the company has recently been awarded a $1.79 billion contract modification to build 18 additional RS-25 rocket engines to support future deep space exploration missions.
Brothers and Sisters, Covid-19 has impacted and changed our lives. I pray you and your families continue to be safe during these trying times. I thank the in-plant representatives for their due diligence in your facilities, Boeing and Rocketdyne. They continue to make sure the companies provide safe places for you to work. We want you to come to work and go home to your families as you arrived, safely and in good health.

 

A Statement from Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera

Our hearts are heavy in Los Angeles after witnessing the events that have taken place here and across our nation.

Los Angeles County on Friday received permission from the state to reopen restaurants for in-person dining, and resume services at barbershops and hair salons, marking a new phase in the region’s efforts to restart the devastated retail economy. The move comes even though the county remains the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in California, with more than 2,200 deaths. More than half of all COVID-19 fatalities in the state have been in L.A. County, which has been slower to reopen than areas less hard-hit by the outbreak. The total number of confirmed infections in L.A. County is more than 50,000.

Los Angeles County on Friday received permission from the state to reopen restaurants for in-person dining, and resume services at barbershops and hair salons, marking a new phase in the region’s efforts to restart the devastated retail economy.

“We will be part of history. We’re producing that history now and getting these rockets ready now to put the first woman and the next man on the moon and then to Mars," said Stennis site director Mike McDaniel. “It’s exciting for Stennis, exciting for Mississippi, exciting for the nation to have this contract in place.” The engines will power the Space Launch Systems, or SLS, designed to carry humans deeper into space. McDaniel calls the engines the most complicated components of the rocket.