Cleveland, OH April 1st, 2019– Thirty-eight full- and part-time custodial maintenance employees working for Creative Management Technology, Inc. (CMTI) at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH unanimously voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), District Lodge 54.
The 38-recently organized members fall under the Service Contract Act (SCA) guidelines, which allows for wages, benefits and working conditions to be set by union bargaining under Section 4(c) and replacing previously established wages and benefits under Area Wage Determination (AWD). District Lodge 54 has several SCA contracts, as the IAMAW represents more SCA employees than any other union in North America.
“I want to personally congratulate and commend our new Brothers and Sisters, by joining the Machinists Union they have empowered themselves,” said President & DBR T. Dean Wright, Jr. “We look forward to negotiating a strong first contract and bettering their wages and benefits. I’d also like to thank District Lodge 54 staff, Local Lodge 439 volunteers, and the regional office for their support and assistance with this victory.”
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) is among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, representing 600,000 active and retired members throughout a broad spectrum of industries. District Lodge 54 is headquartered in Columbus, OH and represents 14,000 members in Ohio, West Virginia and Northeastern Indiana.