Metal Trades Members Attend IAM’s Field Negotiation Prep

In a world that has become it harder and harder to negotiate decent bargaining agreements for union members who work in the Department of Energy, the AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department (MTD) requested support from the IAM.

IAM members employed by Honeywell at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM and fellow union affiliates employed by Bechtel at the Naval Propulsion Center in Idaho Falls, ID took part in the Winpisinger Center’s Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees field program in advance of their upcoming contract negotiations.

The IAM, being one of the original unions involved in the formation of the Metal Trades Department, plays a critical role in the department in many ways. The intensive training, known to most Machinists members as Negotiations Prep, is just another example of the diverse services provided to IAM members and affiliates of the MTD.