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Striking union members to vote on new contract proposal

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Strike Day 4 - Workers lined the streets leading to Ft Rucker. They are also picketing along HWY 84 in Daleville and near the Ft Rucker gates in Enterprise. Strike Day 4 - Workers lined the streets leading to Ft Rucker. They are also picketing along HWY 84 in Daleville and near the Ft Rucker gates in Enterprise.
Strike scene Monday Strike scene Monday
Strike scene Monday Strike scene Monday
COFFEE CO., AL (WSFA) -

Nearly 3,000 members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 2003 working at L3 Army Fleet Support at Ft. Rucker went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

On Friday, IAM Local Lodge 2003 and L3 Army Fleet Support announced a new contract proposal that will be voted on Sunday.

The contract vote will take place at the Ozark Civic Center at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Machinists Union Local Lodge 2003 Negotiating Committee and L3 Army Fleet Support negotiators have been meeting with Federal Mediation this week.

"We appreciate the efforts of the Federal Mediator in brokering a deal we hope will end the strike at Ft. Rucker, and put our 3,000 members back to work at our mission at Ft. Rucker," said Union spokesperson Bob Wood. "The decision now rests with our membership."

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services is a federal agency that provides mediation services to industry and labor.

Many who are on strike are holding signs that say, "IAM 2003," which represents the lodge's number.

The strike is over issues of working conditions, eroding seniority rights and overtime procedures, according to the union.

"This Local Lodge and their membership understand the importance of the mission at Ft. Rucker, and want to cause as little disruption as possible," said Union spokesperson Bob Wood. "Our Negotiators are committed to bargain in good faith in the hopes of finding an acceptable resolution that can end this strike."

Army Fleet Support provides contractor aviation maintenance and logistics support to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and U.S. Air Force.

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