Category: Strike

Striking Local 708 Members Back to Work

IMAIL October 22, 2019 “The members of Local 708 stood in solidarity and were able to obtain several gains in their agreement,” said Chief Negotiator Tyson Kelly. “We do not arrive at the bargaining table to negotiate strikes; we are there to bargain for reasonable agreements and that is what we were able to achieve […]

Kansas Governor Kelly Supports Striking Machinists

For nearly 60 days, retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and pilot instructor Paul Powell of Local 708 has been on strike against FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC). For him, it was an important moment when he heard that Kansas Governor Laura Kelly was going to stop by the strike line to show her support. “Governor Kelly […]

Air Force Union strike nearing the end at McConnell

42 days. That’s how long flight safety service workers have been on strike outside the McConnell Air Force base. Daniel Rodriguez had just uprooted his family from Texas. “We heard there was a new opportunity here in KS for the KC-46. They were like hey would you want to come start up this program,” says […]