Twenty-five workers of Valiant Government Services employed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM recently. The new members are HVAC Techs, electricians, carpenters, painters, pipefitters and boiler tenders, and are Service Contract Act (SCA) employees that maintain hospital facilities.

“We congratulate Valiant Government Services workers for choosing to join the Machinists Union,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan. “This victory is a win for workers who are attempting to make their families’ lives better.”

“This victory means a lot for the workers and IAM District 34,” said IAM District 34 Directing Business Representative Scott Rich. “We look forward to getting a first contract that reflects the skill and dedication of the newest members of the IAM.”

The new unit has already started surveying the membership and electing a Negotiating Committee.

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