Southern Territory Scores Big Win in Georgia

November 14, 2006 – Capitol Hill wasn’t the only place for victory celebrations last week. Just ask the 579 workers at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, who won IAM representation in one of the Machinists’ biggest organizing victories in recent months.

The new IAM members, who will join District 96 in Savannah, GA are employed by Eagle Group and provide maintenance and logistics support for the U.S. Army at Ft. Stewart.

“Congratulations to GLRs Al Granado and Ray Moffatt, Apprentice Organizer Mike Cooke and all who assisted on this campaign,” said Southern Territory GVP Bob Martinez, Jr. “This team worked long and hard to get the job done, and made sure the workers at Ft. Stewart understood their rights and the benefits that an IAM contract could bring.”

“This campaign lasted three months,” said Organizing Director Larry Washam, “Al, Ray, and Mike worked tirelessly to bring about this win. They and all the workers at Ft. Stewart deserve a warm welcome and a big thank you.”