Pax River Unit Ready for Contract Talks

In preparation for bargaining a new agreement with DynCorp at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Southern MD, the Local 4 Negotiating Committee completed an intense week of training in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees Class at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The Local 4 members at Pax River perform aircraft maintenance and their current agreement expires on August 31, 2010.

“The week was very positive and informative,” said District 4 Business Representative Rick Compher. “It gave us an opportunity to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for these negotiations and prepared the Committee to meet the company across the table as equals.”

The Winpisinger Center staff and several Departments at IAM Headquarters tailor each Negotiation Preparation Course for the specific contract and give negotiating committees valuable hands-on experience of what negotiations are like.