Southern Workers Rise Up in Two More IAM Organizing Victories

The Southern Territory recently secured two more organizing victories on May 21 and now represents workers at PAE in Texas and URS in North Carolina. The organizing wins were the 10th and 11th of 2015 for the Southern Territory.

The IAM’s newest members at PAE perform highly-skilled maintenance work on helicopters and other equipment for the U.S. Border Patrol in Uvalde, TX.

“District Lodge 776 Organizer Chubb McCrory and his team, including Business Representative Dave Ebenstein and Business Representative Joe Alviar, are to be commended for their dedication and commitment toward growing our membership in the Southern Territory and their District Lodge,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative and organizing lead Dave Porter. “We welcome our new brothers and sisters to the Southern Territory.”

The other recent victory was at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City, NC. District Lodge 74 Directing Business Representative Larry Young, along with Grand Lodge Representative Joe Greaser, brought home this win. The new members at URS are highly-skilled Electrical Engineers, Technicians, Machinists and Helpers.

Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin congratulated all of the new members from URS and PAE who have now joined the IAM family.

“The IAM’s commitment to bringing justice and fairness on the job to all workers in the South continues,” said Blondin.