By a three to one margin, IAM members from LL1632, ratified a new contract today with Pemco World Air Services, ending a 59-day lockout at the Dothan, Alabama facility. The first day of work under the new contract will be Tuesday, October 11.
“This agreement is a 180 degree improvement from the contract rejected by members on August 7,” said union spokesman Bob Wood. “The new agreement with Pemco preserves health care, improves pensions and prevents subcontracting of our jobs. This agreement also ensures that good jobs will be available for the next generation of workers here in Dothan.”
A key feature of the 3-year agreement is a union-company apprentice program, a two-year program designed to provide aviation maintenance job training for area residents. More information and a summary of the new contract is available at www.iam1632.org.
The solid pay scale and benefit package in the new contract will also allow Pemco World Air Services to continue attracting the highly skilled workforce needed to preserve the reputation for quality and on-time delivery the company has acquired over the years.
“We want to thank the businesses and community leaders of the Wiregrass area for all their support they gave our members,” said Wood. “We also want to thank the union members throughout Alabama and from across the country who helped our members overcome this lockout.”