The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has represented workers at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi for over fifty years. Local Lodge 2049 formed in 1963 to represent government workers at CCAD (Corpus Christi Army Depot). In 1998, Local Lodge 2916 formed to represent the Service Contract workers at the base.
Local Lodge 2916 represents workers at BAE Systems, Doss Aviation, Fidelity Technologies Corp., L3 Comm Vertex, Lockheed Martin, Global Sustain and M7 Aerospace. Recently, 30 workers at K Corp voted to join the IAM.
The Machinists Union is the premier service contract union in the United States, representing tens of thousands of workers across the United States. We represent thousands of L3 workers, including helicopter mechanics for L3 at Ft. Rucker, AL. The IAM negotiates strong contracts with L3, raising the pay and benefits well above the AWD (Area Wage Determination). We believe that L3 workers at Corpus Christi organizing with the Machinists will increase the strength of all contracts at NAS Corpus Christi.