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AEMTC agrees to new labor deal with NAS; move avoids labor strike at AEDC

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:41 am

National Aerospace Solutions, LLC (NAS) and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. were informed by the Air Engineering Metal Trades Council (AEMTC) that the AEMTC membership has voted to approve a new 3-year labor agreement for Test, Operations and Sustainment work at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), officials announced in a press release dated late Wednesday, June 28. The AEMTC represents approximately 600 members through 10 local unions. The work of the AEMTC membership is vital to the mission at AEDC.

NAS leadership is pleased that negotiations have led to a labor agreement that provides stability to the workforce and recognizes the AEMTC’s important contributions to AEDC and NAS, the release stated. The announcement comes just one day after officials sent a press release announcing that AEDC officials were preparing for a possible labor dispute, directing the reconfiguration of gates and barriers in anticipation of picketing.

“The negotiating teams worked long and hard to reach this agreement together,” said Cynthia Rivera, NAS General Manager. “I want to thank everyone involved for their hard work and professionalism during this process. The new agreement will ensure the important work for our nation at AEDC will continue in the same outstanding manner as it did during the previous agreement. It also recognizes the importance of the vital work the members represented by the AEMTC accomplish day in and day out.”

Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. is a teaming subcontractor of NAS.