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Contract negotiations have begun for more than 3,000 members at several Lockheed Martin sites across the country. These negotiations cover IAM members at Lockheed Martin facilities in California (Palmdale, Sunnyvale, Vandenberg Air Force Base and Santa Cruz), Marietta, GA; Meridian, MS; Clarksburg, WV and Cape Canaveral, FL.

Key issues in the talks include general wage increases, health care costs, pensions, job security and workplace rules.

“This Negotiating Committee, and IAM Staff is prepared and ready for these negotiations,” said IAM Aerospace Chief of Staff Jody Bennett. “They have all the necessary tools and resources of the IAM at their disposal.”

“This team is dedicated to obtaining the best agreement possible for the membership,” said IAM Aerospace Coordinator Bobby Barnwell. “They’ve done the hard work and put in the hours to prepare for these important negotiations.”