|Effective October 1, 2015, Tony Blevins has been appointed an IAM Aerospace Coordinator|
With a resume that includes extensive military experience, numerous IAM local and district lodge positions and an encyclopedic knowledge of the Service Contract Act (SCA), Daleville, AL Local 2003 member Tony Blevins will begin the next phase of his union career as an IAM Aerospace Coordinator. The appointment was effective October 1, 2015.
Blevins began his IAM career in 1985 at Fort Rucker, AL, working in helicopter maintenance, logistics and test flights after serving four years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Heavy Lift Helicopter crew chief on CH-53Es.
While at Ft. Rucker, Blevins was elected Shop Steward, serving in that capacity while obtaining a Modern Avionics Technology degree, a Modern Aviation Maintenance Technology degree and a Federal Aviation Airframe & Power Plant certificate. Blevins also enlisted in the Alabama National Guard and later graduated from the Federal U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, after being honorably discharged as a senior NCO from the U.S. Army National Guard.
In 2000, Blevins was elected president of the 5,000-member Local 2003 in Daleville, AL, and in 2004 was elected to the position of District 75 Business Representative. In 2008, Blevins was appointed Southern Territory Grand Lodge Representative, specializing in the Service Contract Act.
“Tony Blevins has been a high-value value asset for this union and its members for nearly 30 years,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger, who announced the appointment. “His military background and expertise in the Service Contract Act has helped our members to prevail in numerous contract negotiations, arbitrations and organizing efforts across the Southern Territory. I have absolute confidence he will continue that record of journeyman service as our newest Aerospace Coordinator.”