Local Lodge 794 Reaches New
On April 9, 2004
Local Lodge 794 concluded negotiations with Lockheed Martin
Systems Support for the ATARS Facilities in Albuquerque, New
Mexico at Kirtland Air Force Base. This unit was on strike for
106 days three years ago against Lockheed during their initial
A meeting was held on April 12, 2004 for the membership of Local
Lodge 794 to vote their decision on ratification. Ratification
of the proposed agreement was approved by the members present
The following is a summary of the highlights of the new
collective bargaining agreement:
* 3 Year
Agreement effective April 19, 2004 to April 22, 2007
general wage increases for all employees
Oct. 4, 2004
Oct. 3, 2005
Oct. 2, 2006
to each employee effective Oct. 15, 2004
from $3.51 per hour to $4.26 per hour for all B/U members
effective Oct. 4, 2004.
from seven (7) days to ten (10) days effective Jan. 3, 2004
$0.75 per hour for working altered workweeks required by AF
medical options with varying levels of coverage. Capped maximum
increases at 15%.
language that restricts Managers/Supervisors from returning to
B/U with seniority.
other areas of improved language on miscellaneous issues.
Committee members Lanny Languit and Mike Briody of Local Lodge
794 were commended by Aerospace Coordinator John Crowdis for the
outstanding job they each performed during these negotiations.
This Negotiating Committee did an excellent job in behalf of
their membership during these negotiations and were instrumental
to achieving an offer from the company which was overwhelming
accepted by our membership without the battle of a prolonged
also takes this opportunity to thank Local Lodge 794 Directing
Business Representative John Lamar his leadership and experience
during these negotiations. Brother Lamar’s three years of
service with this committee and unit membership has brought this
group a great distance from the strike of three years ago.