June 13, 2006 – IAM members at Local 898 at Vance Air Force Base near Enid, OK ratified a new three-year agreement. The members work for Computer Sciences Corporation and Trend Western, two of the base’s primary contractors. CSC and Trend Western employees do a variety of jobs at Vance, from groundskeeping to aircraft maintenance.
“Our members won a good contract with some increases in wages, pensions and some of the benefits,” said District 171 President and DBR Jerry McCune. “We got enough that we believe it is a good, livable contract. We’re looking forward to three years of stability at the base, working on planes and making pilots.”
“Congratulations to the negotiating committee and members of Local 898 for doing the hard work it takes to secure a strong contract,” said Southern Territory General Vice President Bob Martinez. “The workers at Vance provide a strong economic base for the entire area. It’s good news for everyone in Enid.”