Four former IBT bargaining units at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, AZ voted “YES” for IAM representation with the IAM garnering 80 percent of the vote. The former Teamster members decertified the IBT in 2009 after enduring poor representation, especially the lack of expertise in the Service Contract Act (SCA) area.
The 82 employees work for four separate companies at the base, L-3 Vertex, the primary contractor, and three sub-contractors; AVPOL, NFFM (Northwest Florida Facilities Management) and ORASA. The new members are primarily aircraft mechanics and workers on F-16 Fighter Jets. CLICK TO READ MORE