The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), North America’s largest aerospace and defense labor union, has reached tentative agreements with the Lockheed Martin Co. covering nearly 4,000 workers at several of the company’s Aeronautics, Space, and Advanced Development Programs, or “Skunk Works,” sites across the country.
The tentative agreements cover IAM members at Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga.; California (Palmdale, Sunnyvale, Vandenberg Space Force Base and Santa Cruz); Meridian, Miss.; Clarksburg, W.Va., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. Members will vote on the tentative agreements at their local sites on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
The IAM negotiating committee, which unanimously recommends members accept the agreements, was able to deliver on its goals of strong wage increases, reduced health insurance costs and increased retirement security.
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