Sandia MTC Membership and Benefits Presentation Meeting

MTC Membership and Benefits Presentation Meeting

Be advised that the Metal Trades Council will be holding the October General Membership meeting on Wednesday, October 18 at 5 p.m. at the IBEW Hall (4921 Alexander Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107).

We will be having special guest, Leah Barker, Labor Relations HR Specialist, and her benefits team, who will be presenting our benefit summary and answering questions.

I have notified all members through the Sandia email system and also, posted this on the Sandia Daily News.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Save the Date:





MTC Membership and Benefits Presentation Meeting

Special Guest: Leah Barker, Labor Relations HR Specialist and her Benefits Team

Wednesday, October 18

5:00 p.m.

IBEW 611 Hall

4921 Alexander Blvd, NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107



“We are happy to announce that the members of the affiliates that comprise the APPW MTC have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that is effective September 29, 2023 and expires on September 22, 2026!!

Year 1: 17% wage increase for all classifications
Year 2: 3% wage increase for all classifications
Year 3: 3% wage increase for all classifications
$1500 ratification bonus

Healthcare costs have been maintained, benefits (costs) have been redistributed and / or enhanced and there are several minor efficiency, productivity and administrative modifications to the contract that benefit the collective membership.

Thank you for making your voices heard!


Hello members,

They made a substantial change on wages in the first year (10%) with 1.5% and 2% in the following years, but that initial wage adjustment is still tied to deal-killer benefit reductions.  The 2nd and 3rd year proposals are still drastically lower than our current proposal.

REMINDER!  Please come to the Bargaining Update meeting on Wednesday, September 20th, at the UA 412 Hall (Zuni & San Pedro) starting at 4:00 pm.

We’ll continue the fight on your behalf!


Your Bargaining Committee


Management proposed more takeaways today including missed lunch compensation and meal stipends, as well as taking away Holiday pay being used for the overtime calculation. Your bargaining committee vigorously objected to the proposed takeaways. The union made it very clear that we have zero interest in any giveback in these contract negotiations.