Computer Simulation and Training Technicians working for TJ Inc. and Cubic Corp. at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola, located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, recently overwhelmingly voted “Yes” for IAM representation.
The NATTC training maintenance contract consists of both simulated training devices and technical training equipment. The majority of the 22 contracted staff is comprised of electronic technicians who maintain a variety of equipment including: shipboard and land-based air traffic ground electronics systems, air traffic control simulated training devices, LAN based PC electronic classrooms, aviation life support systems, aviation electronics support and calibration. The contractor also supports a fully functional firefighting system and fuel handling lab.
“The workers at NATTC are highly-skilled and deserving of better pay and benefits,” said IAM District 75 Organizer Mike Cooke. “An IAM-negotiated contract can provide wages exceeding the Area Wage Determination, and everyone felt it was time for a union contract.”
IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin welcomed the newest members to the IAM. “The simulation techs at NATTC join the many other techs around the country in having better pay, benefits, as well as rights on the job, that an IAM Contract will bring. Congratulations to Brother Cooke, IAM District 75 Business Representative Tony Wirth and the organizing committee for a job well done.”