United Space Alliance Workers Strike Ends | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **
** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **

Tue, Nov 06, 2007

United Space Alliance Workers Strike Ends

Health Benefits Increased 50 Percent

Shuttle workers and the United Space Alliance finalized an agreement Sunday, ending a five-month strike.

The disagreement over health and pension benefits began on June 14 between the workers and the alliance, according to WESH-2 in Orlando.

"There's equal amounts of anger, disappointment, and relief," United Space Alliance Worker Lew Jamieson said. "We stayed out here for a long time for what we believed in. We got some of that but we didn't get everything that we had hoped for. We were looking for some monetary improvements in that package and we didn't get all of that."

Although health benefits have increased by 50 percent, the new contract is substandard, according to Jamieson. "The major differences are the pension and the cost of the health insurance but basically it's the pension," he said.

As ANN reported, technicians, mechanics, machinists, crane workers and painters participated in the strike, that included workers picketing seven days a week.

"I didn't want to be out at all and I didn't want to be as long as we were out. This is not the way I wanted to go back to work," USA worker Lynn Beattie said.

Workers who had suffered financially said they were happy to go back to work.

United Space Alliance said the worker's health care plan was excellent, and that the new agreement is competitive for its market.

The contract terminates in 2010 when the space shuttle program is finished.

FMI: www.unitedspacealliance.com/

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (10.20.14)

Klyde Battles The Grammar Psychos!!! FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.14): Altostratus

Altostratus This middle cloud genus is composed of water droplets, and sometimes ice crystals, In the mid-latitudes, cloud bases are generally found between 15,000 and 20,000 feet.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.14)

"I am extremely saddened by the loss of my friend. Peter devoted the last 23 years of his life to this wonderful mission. His faith, dedication, and hard work were something to emu>[...]

AeroSports Update: Sport Performance Aviation Selects Superior XP-320

Superior Air Parts Announces That Sport Performance Aviation Has Selected The XP-320 Engine For The SPA Panther Sport Aircraft Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Ai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC