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Summer Party 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the summer party. It was a great time and 4550$ was raised for Guide Dogs of America

contract ratification questions

Questions and Answers About the Proposed Contract With the Negotiator’s

Complete set of TAs 2017


The Negotiating Committee is holding an informational discussion session to answer questions from the membership about the Company proposals to be voted on Wednesday May 17th before you vote.


The Negotiators will be at the Union Hall to answer questions by shift as follows:


May 16, 2017

Swing Shift – from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Day Shift4:00pm-6:00pm


May 17, 2017

Grave Shift 7:00am-9:00am


Lodge 946 Negotiating Committee

IAM and Aerojet Rocketdyne Negotiations Highlights

  • Below are the highlights of which your negotiations committee negotiated, subject to your ratification:

• 3 year contract
• GWI; 3.5% in the first year, which will take effect May 13th, and 2% for each of the following years
• Shift differential; Swing shift will receive an additional $.50 cents, and graveyard $.75 cents
• Added two extra days for bereavement; now totaling 5 days
• Holidays relatively unchanged
• Bargaining unit vacation unchanged
• Members who work fuel mix and grind will receive an extra $2.00 per hour
• SA-15 increased voluntary layoff out of seniority from 5% to 10%
• Ratification bonus of $3,500.00 to be paid within 15 days after ratification
• Lab Techs will receive a substantial increase and be classified into 1) Test Operations, and 2) Quality Assurance. There are now two levels for each; 1) Technicians [labor grade 13], and 2) Senior Technician [labor grade 18].
 Severance package:
• All members will recieve$1,500.00 per each full or partial year of service upon layoff. Pay will be no less than $6,000.00; with a cap of $47,000.00
• Current Medical, Dental, and Vision will continue for four (4) months after the termination date; and after such continuation period, COBRA will be offered for an additional 18 months
• The current Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) will not be denied for any general education or non-specific occupational education while employed. In addition, and for a period not to exceed two (2) years after termination date, the company will reimburse up to $4,000.00 for textbook and other related materials
• The company will pay for a one day workshop (utilizing “Right Choice”), on resume preparation, career research, interviewing preparation, etc.

In Solidarity, Your Negotiating Committee

 Working People Standing Together

Ratification Vote

IAM and Aerojet Rocketdyne Negotiations May 11, 2017

Day 17, The Negotiating Committee met several times throughout the day with the company, including Bob Werling, and have concluded all discussion.  The final tentative agreements were signed.  All of the agreements from the negotiations are posted below for your review.  There will be a ratification vote next Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the union hall from 5 am to 5 pm.

In Solidarity, Your Negotiating Committee

 Working People Standing Together



Worker’s Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the suffering experienced by families and communities. We know as a union of brothers and sisters how important safety for ourselves and others can directly and indirectly impact all around us. Let us join together, wherever we are, in a moment of silence for those who we lost. At 12pm today, let us take some time to reflect on those who have lost their lives in all lines of work.

Aerojet Announcement

As everyone has heard by now, Aerojet Announced some very upsetting news yesterday. I wanted to share Our Business Representatives statement to the press with everyone regarding the announcement.

I was deeply saddened today to hear of the relocation/elimination of jobs at Aerojet in Rancho Cordova.  This will be a huge impact and hardship to not only these working families, but to the Community as a whole.  These well-paying jobs have had a positive impact on the community for many years.  This workforce, present and past, have selflessly given back to the community in many ways, to include volunteering for noble causes such as the United Way, Christmas Toy Drive, Mustard Seed Foundation Drive, and the IAM’s Annual Guide Dogs of America Car Show.  To be an IAM worker at Aerojet has always been something to be proud of; as many generations of workers have called Aerojet home.  These workers are second to none in whatever they put their hands to, and we are all very proud of them.  The IAM and Aerojet have had a good relationship since before 1960, and it is difficult to know that this flagship location will be going into the history books.
David Brewer
Assistant Directing Business Representative
International Association of Machinists
District Lodge 725, Rancho Cordova, CA