Lockheed Martin -   Albuquerque, New Mexico

Local Lodge 794 Reaches New Agreement:

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 negotiations.

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 and voting.

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


     Three general wage increases for all employees

      4.0% - Oct. 4, 2004

      3.5% - Oct. 3, 2005

      3.5% - Oct. 2, 2006

      Ratification Bonus:

      $2000.00 to each employee effective Oct. 15, 2004 

     Special Operations Pay:

      Raised from $3.51 per hour to $4.26 per hour for all B/U members effective Oct. 4,  2004.

     Sick/Personal Days:

      Increase from seven (7) days to ten (10) days effective Jan. 3, 2004 

     Altered Workweek Premium:

      Additional $0.75 per hour for working altered workweeks required by AF training schedules.               

     New Benefit Plans:

      Four new medical options with varying levels of coverage. Capped maximum increases at 15%. 

     Contract Language:

      New language that restricts Managers/Supervisors from returning to B/U with seniority.

      Several other areas of improved language on miscellaneous issues.

 Negotiating 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 strike.  

Brother Crowdis 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.




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