3 Year Agreement effective 02 August 2004
through 05 August 2007.
4% General Wage Increase the first year and 3.5% in the second and third
Additional $1.00 per hour wage adjustments for
Aircrafts Helpers, Dispatchers, Supply Technicians and Electronic Technician
Continuation of Machinists Custom Choices Worksite Benefits Program.
Implementation of additional new medical plan (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) at a
Agreement to include “Leads” into bargaining
unit with a $1.00 per hour premium pay rate.
New provision for reimbursement of up to $200.00
on prescription safety glasses.
New agreement to prorate vacation on a monthly
basis for pay at separation.
New “Standby Pay” language and pay of $4.00 per
hour while on standby status.
Improved Union Steward rights and duties
New Language for a monthly Labor-Management
Meeting to review and enforce agreement provisions.
Broad new Seniority provisions to insure
bargaining unit members right by seniority.
Various other areas of improvement in contract
NOTE: Monetary improvements effective on the first Monday of October each
Negotiating Committee members Ben Collins, Howard Davis, Ed Deal and John
Newgarden all performed outstandingly during these negotiations and provided
an excellent service in behalf of their membership.
Additionally, District Lodge 75 Business Representative Steve Pridgen
provided exceptional leadership and experience during these negotiations.
His expertise and knowledge of the history with this collective bargaining
agreement and unit personnel proved invaluable in bring these negotiations
to a successful conclusion.
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