Union members at National Aerospace Solutions (NAS) ratified a new four-year agreement, which went into effect July 1, 2017 and will remain active until June 30, 2021.
The negotiations were conducted in collaboration with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 1414 and Operators Engineers (OE) Local 3. Just like Northrop Grumman and Jacobs Technology, the three unions that represent workers at the facility get together and bargain with the Company. Negotiations took place last fall, and the explanation/ratification vote took place on May 30, 2017. A total of 15 workers — including all seven IBEW members employed at the facility — attended the ratification meeting, and all 15 voted yes to approve the new CBA.
The four-year contract includes a 3% General Wage Increase during each year of the contract. Members now have nine additional supplemental sick leave hours per year, bringing the total of sick leave hours from 56 to 65 hours. The second shift differential increased from 9% to 12.50%, and employees with 25 years or more of service receive and additional week of vacation time. The agreement also includes enhanced bereavement pay and revised language to include domestic partners, grandparents, in-laws, and anyone in a step relationship, legal guardian or legal ward.
The bargaining committee consisted of two representatives from each union: IBEW 1245 Business Rep Cruz Serna and Shop Steward Michael Fleming; IAM Business Rep Pedro Mendez and Shop Steward Jose Rosario; and OE3 Business Rep Kenneth Holback and Shop Steward Todd Fuller.
–Cruz Serna, IBEW 1245 Business Rep