230 United Launch Alliance Workers at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Set To Go On Strike Monday

IAM: workers have lost job security

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents 230 workers at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, voted on Sunday to reject United Launch Alliance’s contract offer and have elected to go on strike.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents 230 workers at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, voted on Sunday to reject United Launch Alliance’s contract offer and have elected to go on strike.

The union and company had negotiated in good faith since April 16, 2018.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers also represent 300 employees at Decatur, Alabama and about 80 employees at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California,

“The men and women of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are going on strike tomorrow (Monday) because the workers have lost job security,” said Kevin DiMeco of theInternational Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

“It’s a sad day for our membership and for ULA.”

ULA, which is a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, believes its offer is fair, competitive and in the best interest of both ULA and its employees.

“We’re disappointed that the IAM members rejected ULA’s last, best and final offer and voted to strike,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and chief executive officer.

“We believe our proposed contract is very competitive with other companies. Importantly, ULA’s final offer contributes to ULA’s long-term viability in an increasingly competitive launch business environment.”

ULA’s operations will remain open at all sites. ULA will implement its strike contingency plans while focusing on meeting its commitments to our customers.

CLICK HERE for details of the company’s offer. 

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