The Ironworkers Local 854, an affiliate of the Tidewater Federal Employees Metal Trades Council (TFEMTC) NAVFAC Groton Facility has been running an internal organizing campaign to sign up employees that had been nonpayers. The Local has successfully signed up 50 new federal employees of the 76 possible. Congratulations to the local, Ironworkers organizer Ed Jones, and the crew of internal organizers that worked on this campaign.

“Good things happen when you reach out to workers,” said Metal Trades Department President James Hart. “The Local started with two dues paying members in this unit. Now, because of the hard work of brother Jones and his organizers, the unit is almost 100 percent organized. It doesn’t get much better than that.”