Negotiating Committee for IAM Local 2916 from Corpus Christi, TX, along with staff members from District 776, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committee’s program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. The Locals represent employees at DynCorp International, which perform aircraft maintenance.
The current contract with DynCorp International expires September 30, 2018. Recognizing that this promises to be a difficult round of negotiations, the Committee strategized to change bargaining history, map a new direction for relations with the company, put better language in the contract, and to build solidarity in the bargaining unit.
“The week at the Winpisinger Center—though it was a bit like drinking from a fire hose—gave us the opportunity to assemble and develop a detailed plan to secure the best contract possible,” said District 776 Business Representative Joe Alviar. “The Committee worked hard, and they leave the center better prepared to advance the needs of the Local Lodge Union members.”