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Members Ratify Agreements with Lockheed Martin

The Collective Bargaining Agreements between the IAM and Lockheed Martin have been ratified by the membership working in California at Palmdale, Sunnyvale, Vandenberg, and Santa Cruz, in Florida at Cape Canaveral, in Georgia at Marietta, in West Virginia at Clarksburg, and in Mississippi at Meridian.

The results of the ratification vote varied by site, with the membership of each site ratifying their agreement by at least 66%.

Your Negotiating Commitees

Your negotiating committees fought like hell for the membership. Despite your personal opinion of what transpired during negotiations — Thank Your Committee Members! They did the work of the membership. They represented you in true Fighting Machinists style and they ought to be commended for it.

Committees Unamimously Recommend Ratification

All IAM Negotiating Committees Unanimously Recommend Ratification of the
Last, Best, and Final Offers Proposed by Lockheed Martin on February 21, 2014.

All Sites will have their Ratification Vote on March 2, 2014.
For Times and Locations Contact Your Local Lodge

Below are the Site Specific Summaries of the Last, Best, and Final Offers:

Marietta, Clarksburg, and Meridian
Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz, and Vandenberg
Cape Canaveral

2/18/14 Evening Negotiations Update

This afternoon your negotiating committees walked away from their respective tables with the company’s latest economic proposal.
Below are the Company Proposals for Each Site:

Palmdale Marietta Sunnyvale

In the afternoon, your committees came together and prepared a counter proposal to the company’s proposal and presented it to company representatives this evening.
Below are the Union Proposals for Each Site:

Palmdale Marietta Sunnyvale

2/18/14 Morning Negotiations Update

Below is a recap of the economic proposals that have been going back and forth over the last week:

02-12-14: The Union presented to the Company the Union’s initial economics proposal. The proposals for all three sites can be found Here.

02-14-14: The Company presented to the Union their initial economics proposal. The proposals for all three sites can be found Here.

02-17-14: The Union presented to the Company the Union’s second economics proposal. The proposals for all three sites can be found Here.

Today all committees are currently meeting with company representatives. As information becomes available it will be provided to you.

Now, a message from the Palmdale negotiating committee:

1. Yesterday your committees presented a counter proposal which can be found here. We are looking for Pension Plan Increases, H-Cap increases, and 401k increases.

2. The company has only offered LM HealthWorks – at TWICE the PRICE of Kaiser. We have repeatedly asked why they want LM HealthWorks at TWICE the PRICE and their consistent response is that the Corporate bosses want it! If we want choice in our healthcare we need to voice our opposition to the company’s position! Everyone has to ask themselves if they are READY TO STRIKE for your choice of Healthcare.

3. Your committee is also asking for a $.50 increase in ARP schedule to help new people get to the top of the pay rate faster.

4. We passed to the Company our General Wage Increase proposal – 5%, 4%, 4% – and $1,100 COLA supplements.

5. The Company still wants to have rotating Emergency layoff, which effectively ignores Senority protections. They continue to press us on calculating overtime based on 40 hours paid in a work week. Company representatives claim they have major problems in some of the areas of the plant and want to make everybody’s wage schedule change as a result.

6. We are meeting with company representatives today – Pray for Us.

Palmdale Negotiating Committee

And for those members whose committees did not provide a report, I give you some humor for today (Click Here) with the hope that you will look forward to the report that they will provide you in the near future. We are all working very hard and we ask for your patience with us as we negotiate with those who are company representatives.