L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $25,493,729 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) for logistics and depot level services for TH-57 aircraft in support of the Naval Air Training Command’s Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training Program. This modification provides for increased aircraft availability to respond to pilot training requirements. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, and is expected to be completed in May 2016. No funds are being obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated against individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity
Over 200 Ballots were cast in todays’ local lodge elections. It was one of the largest election turnouts in recent lodge history. While there is a possibility that some absentee ballots will come in, many races have clear victors’ and have been certified. Other races are being determined too close to call and a winner is being projected but not certified.
President- Mark Bettis 158 James Lingley 53 Race Certified
Vice-President- Charles Pate 169 Tracy Hobbs 41 Race Certified
Secretary-treasurer- Pat Tomney 154 Mark Lewellyn 53 Race Certified
Trustee- Regina Holmes 159 Wayne Mason 136 James Carnley 92
Adam Galasso 82 Richard Nicholson 60 Kevin Houghton 58
* Bold are Projected Winners, Race for final position to close to call
Audit Committee- Debbie Bailey Heather Loyd Mike Rodgers Race Certified
BARGAINING UNIT ELECTIONS
Whiting Field Base Services, Negotiating Committee- Race Certified
Jeff Meyers- by qualification Mel Bledsoe 20 John Pough 14
T-6 Whiting Field- Negotiating Committee- Race Certified
Jeff Jackson 43 Steven Mosley 1
T-6 Whiting Field- Job Description Committee- Race Certified
Jeff Jackson 31 Randy Myers 13
TH-57, Grievance Committee- Race Certified
Regina Holmes 64 Wayne Mason 60 Adam Galasso 21
Richard Swindon 14 Karl Gray 7
TH-57, Negotiating Committee- Race Certified
Charles Pate 80 Regina Holmes 74 Wayne Mason 67
Adam Galasso 23 Richard Swindon 14 Karl Gray 5
TH-57, Strike Committee- Race Certified
Wayne Mason 72 Adam Galasso 63 Debbie Bailey 51
Richard Swindon 39 Karl Gray 24
TH-57 Job Description Committee- Race Certified
Charles Pate 73 Regina Holmes 62 Wayne Mason 60
Adam Galasso 23 Debbie Bailey 18 Richard Swindon 15
Karl Gray 7
T-6, Pensacola, Chief Steward- Race to close to call
Ed Phillips 5 Mike Tessier 2
* Bold- Projected Winner
T-6 Pensacola, Negotiating Committee- Race to close to call
Tony Bell 7 C. B. Thompson 5
Mike Tessier 4 Ed Phillips 4
* Bold- Projected Winner
* Run off Election Required for Mike Tessier and Ed Phillips
NAS Pensacola AIMD, Negotiating Committee- Race Certified
Paul Yohman 30 mark Lewellyn 28 James Lingley 24
Richard Nicholson 11
The above results only represent races actually voted on. Complete results of all races, both contested and certified by acclamation, will be available at the January monthly meeting.
If a member or candidate wants to file an election protest. The official protest must be directed to the Recording Secretary George Condon in writing prior to the Monthly Meeting in January.
The meeting date and time is,
January 23rd, 2016 (Fourth Saturday due to Federal Holiday on Monday Jan. 18th 2016)
Executive Board meeting is at 7 a.m.
Regular Business meeting is at 9 a.m.
The candidates have had the time to make the case for your vote. It is now time for the membership to have their say!!
If you have not yet returned your absentee ballot have it post marked tomorrow.
Preliminary results will be posted online tomorrow night, with official results to be brought before the membership at the January, 2016 meeting.
T-45, NAS Pensacola Fuels, T-1 COMBS, T-6 COMBS WILL NOT have Bargaining Unit ballots, All elections in those bargaining Units have been settled by acclamation and qualification.
POLLS WILL OPEN AT 8 a.m. MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE IS CAST BY THE END OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING!
Sample Ballots for the remaining Bargaining Units and Local Lodge are contained within the links below.
Brothers and Sisters,
Every three years we come together as a Local to elect our leadership. That time has come again. The following link will direct you to the official election notice. Along with the notice is an official request for absentee ballot. If you are in need of a ballot please print the form and return the completed form to Recording-Secretary Condon by November 21st, 2015.
The election will take place at the local lodge located at 3691 Avalon Blvd, Milton, FL on December 19th, 2015. The polls will be open at 8a.m. and close at the end of the regular business meeting.
I strongly encourage all members to participate in this very important election.
President, IAM&AW, LL2777
As a reminder this year, 2015, is the Election year for the following positions for LL2777 which will be held at the Local Lodge Office.
All LL2777 Executive Boards members
All Contract Chief Stewards
All Contract Negotiating Committee Members
All Contract Grievance Committee Members
All Contract Strike Committee Members
Nominations will be held at the Local Lodge Office on November 21st and Elections will be held at the Local Lodge Office on December 19th.
Also as a reminder the stewards for each shift on each contract need to be nominated in November and Elected in December and the results forwarded to the Local Lodge Recording Secretary.
September 22, 2015
L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $160,238,440 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0011) to exercise an option for the organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance and logistics services in support of approximately 200 T-45 aircraft based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Mississippi; NAS Kingsville, Texas; NAS Pensacola, Florida; and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Logistics services to be provided include sustaining engineering, supply and government property management, and procurement of associated parts and materials. Work will be performed in Kingsville, Texas (48 percent); Meridian, Mississippi (44 percent); Pensacola, Florida (7 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2016. Contract funds will not be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
September 9th, 2015
DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $100,018,444 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-15-D-0003) to exercise an option to provide organizational, intermediate, depot-level maintenance and logistics services for the T-44, and organizational maintenance for T-6 aircraft, in support of the Chief of Naval Air Training.
Provided support includes labor, services, facilities, equipment, tools, related support equipment, direct and indirect material.
Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas (51 percent); Whiting Field, Florida (34 percent); and Pensacola, Florida (15 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2016.
No funds are being obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015, proved to be a day which will be remembered for many years to come. An overwhelming majority of the T6B North Whiting Field Contract bargaining unit came together as a whole to discuss the amended best and final offer from DynCorp International. All of the issues that were returned to the company have been addressed .. and … corrected. That same overwhelming majority voted to accept the corrected proposal.
As a whole the membership stood resolute and unified to obtain the desired outcome and won the day.
The company has modified their proposal and has addressed the concerns brought up by the membership following our Strike Vote.
The Negotiating committee is reviewing the proposal and will be countering/clarifying today. We have reserved the Santa Rosa County Auditorium for SATURDAY AUGUST 29th, doors will open at 1600 with the expectation we will be having a ratification vote on a new/modified proposal.
A flyer will be posted/passed out today.
The Strike Committee and Sub-Committee met on Wednesday 08/26/2015 to formulate the plans for the beginning of the strike on Sunday at midnight on 08/30/2015. The discussions and plan setups went well and will be finalized on Saturday 08/29/2015 at the 10 am meeting. Plans are in place for the setup of the first group of picketers and the provisions are being gathered as of this writing.
More to follow as it becomes available.