Lackland AFB Drivers Vote Unanimously for IAM

Drivers at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX, voted unanimously for the IAM, including, from left, Steve Little, Alice Moncada, Roy Hernandez Jr., Sylvia Benavides Ernest Guajardo, Carlos Garza, Ron Hill, Maria Espinoza and Bonnie Thorman  .

Eighty-two bus drivers and dispatchers at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX, are now proud IAM members. Drivers at Brymack and FSI Inc. voted unanimously to join the IAM under the Service Contract Act. “Many of the drivers are veterans or have health insurance through other means,” said DL 776 Business Representative Joe Alviar. “But the company was forcing them to use their health and welfare money on something they didn’t need. With a union, they can negotiate how to use that money under the Service Contract Act. They understand how important it is to have a voice in the workplace.”

“This is an important win for the IAM on Lackland AFB,” said General Vice President Bob Martinez. “We are increasing our presence on the base, and showing the other Service Contract workers there how important an IAM contract is for their family. Congratulations to Joe Aviar and to our newest IAM members.”