Your MFLC Organizing Committee did their research and reached out to the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). They, in turn, referred them to the experts with government contracts. That's when they discovered that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) was the Union with the most expertise of representing workers, especially in the Service Contract arena. With nearly 600,000 active and retired members, the IAM is one of the largest and most diverse labor Unions in North America. You’ll find IAM members working in Aerospace, Transportation, the Federal Government, Automotive, Healthcare, Defense and several other industries.
Together we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits, especially for workers employed on military installations working under the Service Contract Act. The IAM Union is present on nearly every military installation in North America, representing tens of thousands of Service Contract employees. These Unionized workers earn thousands of dollars more per year than non-unionized workers.
By forming a Union, workers provide themselves with the opportunity to secure a voice in their workplace and ensure justice on the job. Union members are able to sit down with management as equals and bargain for better workplace conditions. For some, that might be higher wages and better benefits; for others, it might be job security or fair treatment. Regardless of your specific needs, the Union is here to help the MFLCs earn higher wages and benefits and job security.
Our experience with government contracts for working people is unparalleled. At each contract there’s a bargaining committee (in this case it would be made up of MFLCs) who tells us what is important to their members. That’s how we use our expertise and 131 years of experience at the table to get you what you need/want. Your employer is thinking in terms of the numbers or the bottom line, like so many employers do. But that’s exactly why you need the Union - to be safe at work, to get paid a fair wage with good benefits, to not have to be forced to work overtime so that you can spend time with family, to get paid holidays/time off so that important family moments aren’t missed. You join so you have rules so that when the company ONLY talks about the bottom line, there’s someone in your corner talking about the people who make that bottom line happen.
The Union is you! We can bring in any industry expert or guru you need, but we are the ones you rely on to get the best contract possible. Especially when we are talking about government contracts with the Military. Just look at what we’ve been able to accomplish for hundreds of thousands of working men and women across North America. Our “numbers” speak for themselves! The IAM is the only organization that will give you a voice in your workplace! The only organization that is responsive to you!