Negotiating committee members from IAM Local 933 recently completed a Negotiation Prep training at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD, to prepare for upcoming contract negotiations with Raytheon.
IAM members at Raytheon in Tucson, AZ, build missiles and other sophisticated arms that are key to the U.S. military around the world to ensure America’s defense and leadership.
“We are proud to be representing and guiding our coworkers through the negotiation process,” said IAM Local 933 Directing Business Representative Rick Vargas. “This is an opportunity to develop a comprehensive strategy to guarantee that Raytheon’s workers obtain a fair and the best possible contract they deserve.”
The William W. Winpisinger Center Program provides bargaining committees with the tools to develop and refine collective bargaining proposals and strategies while examining the company’s financial performance and IAM members’ needs.
“As negotiations with Raytheon are set to begin soon, IAM Local 933 members will be well prepared because of the skills and insights learned during this strategy session at the Winpisinger Center,” said IAM Western Territory General Vice President Gary R. Allen. “They have the full support of the IAM so they can obtain a more equitable contract for the membership.”
Raytheon workers will also receive valuable support from the IAM Aerospace Department to ensure they receive a contract that will compensate them fairly.
“These IAM members continue to serve our country by providing the essential labor, elite skills, and proven talent to advance the aerospace industry and protect this nation,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Paul Shepherd. “Raytheon has enjoyed Billions in profits recently and is forecasting even more this year, shareholders are enjoying an all-time high stock price, and Local 933 members – who produced these results – have earned their fair share.”
IAM Local 933 represents over 1,300 workers at Raytheon Missile Systems and is southern Arizona’s largest private employer.
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