Nellis AFB contractors join IAM&AW in Nevada

More than 250 civilian employees at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas are enjoying better pay and benefits thanks to their membership in the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers.

The workers — employees of Computer Services Corp. — voted to join the union back in November. Their first contract takes affect this month. Under it, they’re getting:

  • A 4-percent wage increase this year, to be followed by 3.5-percent raises in 2011 and 2012; the raises come on top of pay increases the workers already received to bring their pay in line with regional standards;
  • Increased medical benefit payments, plus the option to cash out a portion of their benefits, rather than spend it on health care;
  • An improved vacation schedule, better sick leave terms and improved overtime rules.

The new IAM members work at Nellis Air Force Base, which is one of the nation’s largest. It’s home to two of the U.S. Air Force’s most-high profile programs: Red Flag — the Air Force combat training school, which puts American fighter pilots and their allies into simulated battles against a resident squadron of “adversaries” — and the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, which is more commonly known by its nickname, the Thunderbirds.

To contact a District 751 officer for information on how a union contract can help you, click here.

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