IAMAW negotiators sat down with Lockheed Martin management to open negotiations in Fort Worth, TX. International President Bob Martinez, who hails from District 776, was part of the team that included Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin, Headquarters General Vice President Rickey Wallace and Aerospace Coordinator Terry Smith. The current contract expires July 3.
IAM members of District 776 employed by Lockheed Martin will vote this week on an improved contract offer which, if ratified, would end the strike that began on April 23. Ratification requires a simple majority and will take place in Ft. Worth on June 28. Results will be announced following the vote. Key economic features
International President Tom Buffenbarger addresses members of District 776 at the strike sanction meeting in Ft. Worth, TX. A loud and spirited crowd of District 776 members gathered at the Cowtown Coliseum in Ft. Worth, TX this past Sunday and voted by a 99.9 percent margin to sanction a strike at the Fort Worth facility