Vincent B. Coston
Employee of the Quarter for July-September2017
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Long time President of Local 24 Gregg French has retired to spend more time with his children in sunny Las Vegas. In accordance with the IAM constitution Vice President Jason Gast will fill the rest of Gregg’s position as President. Former Vice President James Petty has been appointed to fill Jason’s Vice President Position.
For those keeping track here are your 2017 Local 24 Officers:
Union Brothers and Sisters,
We have secured a New Union Hall to hold our monthly meetings at starting with the March 18, 2017 meeting.
The Iron Workers, Local 5, have agreed to rent us their hall for our meetings.
The address is:
Iron Workers, Local 5
9100 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772-3627
The time has not changed; exec board at 9:00 and the regular meeting at 9:30.
Hope to see you all there
Local Lodge 24 executive Board
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The 2017 IAM Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications. The deadline for submissions is February 24, 2017.
The IAM awards scholarships to:
- Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for college
- Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for vocational or technical School
- IAM members applying for college
Since its implementation in 1960, the Scholarship Competition has continued to grow. This past year, 2015-2016, the IAM received 294 applications for scholarships. The 16 scholarships awarded were valued at $72,000.
By Convention Resolution, IAM delegates determined that voluntary contributions to finance the Scholarship fund be set at 50 cents per member, per year. To date, 224 of the IAM’s approximately 960 Locals have contributed. If your lodge has not adopted this resolution or has not contributed for this year, please give it serious consideration at your next lodge meeting.
You may call the IAM Safety and Health Department, which administers the scholarship competition, at 301-967-4708 to request an application packet to be mailed. Application packets have been sent to the local and district lodges.
We are Local Lodge 24 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Local 24 represents over 400 highly skilled men and women who work at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, the home of Air Force One! We provide worldwide airlift and logistical support for the U.S. President, the Vice President, Cabinet members, and other high-ranking U.S. and foreign government officials.
The Machinists Union with nearly 700,000 active and retired members is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America. From Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and Harley-Davidson, you will find IAM members across all walks of life. IAM members demand respect and dignity in the workplace. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits.
Money. That’s the bottom line in the world of work! And union members make a lot more money than non-union employees, U.S. government figures show.
Union members earn 28% more than non-union workers in wages alone, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. (If you include the value of benefits, it’s 36% more!)
Consider the difference between a union aircraft mechanic and an unrepresented aircraft mechanic working the same jobs as government contractors:
U.S. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REGISTER OF WAGE DETERMINATIONS UNDER THE SERVICE CONTRACT ACT
|D 99-0316 (Rev.-45) was first posted on www.wdol.gov on 01/05/2016|
|23021 – Aircraft Mechanic I||$27.18|
|23022 – Aircraft Mechanic II||$28.55|
|23023 – Aircraft Mechanic III||$29.96|
|23080 – Aircraft Worker||$20.43|
DynCorp ASD CBA wages as of 09/01/2016
|Aircraft Mechanic I||$35.60|
|Aircraft Mechanic II||$37.38|
|Aircraft Mechanic III||$39.24|