IAM Local #297 Negotiation Updates

IAM (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) Local #297 represents mechanics at Pierce County.

The County and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 160 on behalf of the Automotive Machinists Local 297, have held four productive bargaining sessions to date. A recap of the meetings are as follows:

Dec. 9, 2019

 -  The County and Local 297, held their fourth bargaining session. It started with the Union providing the County a counter proposal to wages. There was good discussion and movement between both parties. The next bargaining session is scheduled for Dec. 17.

Dec. 4, 2019

 -  The County and Local #297 held their third bargaining session.The County provided the Union with proposals on wages, group insurance, and tool allowance. The parties discussed the proposals and the Union will prepare counters for the next meeting on Dec. 9.

Nov. 18, 2019

 -  The County and Local 297, held the second bargaining session. The parties had productive discussions on recognition and union security, wages, group insurance, and tool reimbursement. Proposals and counter proposals were exchanged by both the Union and the County. A third bargaining session is scheduled for Dec. 4, 2019.

Nov. 15, 2019

- The County and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 160 on behalf of the Automotive Machinists Local 297, held the first bargaining session for a successor collective bargaining agreement. It was a productive meeting with good discussion and proposals were exchanged by both parties. A second bargaining session is scheduled for Nov. 18, 2019.