New London MTC Has Tentative Agreement at EB; Negotiators Say, ‘Best Compensation Package in More than Three Decades’

“Metal Trades skilled negotiators are delivering the contracts that America’s working families deserve,” exclaims MTD President Jimmy Hart.

The Metal Trades Council of New London County has successfully negotiated the largest wage compensation package in over 30 years with Electric Boat. The tentative agreement includes a $6,000 retention bonus for current MTC-represented employees and hourly wage increases of approximately 23 percent over the course of the five-year contract. Additional highlights of the contract include vacation percentage expansion for employees with 10 or more years of service, a $2,500 one-time contribution to employees’ 401k, increased pension benefits for eligible employees, enhanced insurance benefits, and new advancement opportunities for STO, Maintenance, and Inspection employees.

Members will vote on the agreement on Friday, October 6.

Electric Boat is a General Dynamics subsidiary located in Connecticut. It has been the primary builder of submarines for the U.S. Navy for more than 100 years.

Sandia Agreement Nets Substantial 23 Percent Wage Increases Over Three Years

At the Atomic Projects and Production Workers Metal Trades Council in Albuquerque, NM, the negotiating committee has reached an agreement with the contractor, National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS), a subsidiary of Honeywell. The three-year agreement provides a 17 percent increase for all MTC-represented employees in year one and three percent wage increases in years two and three. The agreement also includes a $1,500 ratification bonus and benefit enhancements.

HAMTC Ratifies Outstanding Five-Year Agreement at Battelle

Members at the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council (HAMTC) at Pacific National Labs, Battelle, ratified an outstanding five-year collective bargaining agreement this week. The agreement includes 22 percent wage increases over the life of the contract and a $3,000 signing bonus. In addition to the financial gains, member health care costs will be frozen at today’s rates.

“It’s better in a union. On behalf of the department, I congratulate the negotiating committee on a job well done. Once again, our Councils are creating family sustaining jobs and good-paying life long careers for union members in the metal trades. A job well done,” said President Hart.