Officer Nominations and Elections!

As ordered by letter from James Hart, President of the Metal Trades Department, the New Mexico Atomic Projects and Production Work Metal Trades Council is currently under department trusteeship effective January 1, 2018.  President Hart appointed Metal Trades Department General Representative Thomas Schaffer as the Trustee for the Council.

The following is a message from Trustee Thomas Schaffer:

As presiding officer of the Atomic Projects and Production Workers Metal Trades Council it is my full intent to place this council under local leadership by April 1, 2018. Therefore, the council will hold nominations for offices of the council on February 21, 2018, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Metal Trades Council. The election of officers will take place at the March 21, 2018 regularly scheduled meeting. Both meetings for nominations and elections will take place at 5:00pm at 2300 Buena Vista Drive SE in the general meeting room.

All delegates of our affiliated organizations are encouraged to be present at both of our next scheduled general meetings including February 21, and March 21, of 2018. It is important to both the Metal Trades Department and the local Metal Trades Council that this council is back to regular order and under the council local leadership.

SNL Contract Accepted by MTC Members!

The Collective Bargaining Agreement was accepted by a majority of the membership employed at Sandia National Labs who came out to vote last night.  The collective bargaining agreement is effective today, October 10, 2017 and through September 30, 2020.

Thanks to all who came out to vote and to the bargaining committee!

In Solidarity,

Metal Trades Council

LBAFO, Wage Tables and Contract Highlights Posted!

Go to the Bargaining News Page to read the latest modifications to the company’s Last Best and Final Offer and the Last, Best and Final Offer from September 29, 2017.  The Modified Wage Tables and highlights of the LBAFO are also available.  Call your Officers if you have any questions.

Please read these before voting on Monday Night.

A meeting to explain the changes will be held at UA Local 412 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Hall, 510 San Pedro SE, on Monday October 9, 2017 at 5:30PM. At that time the membership will have the opportunity to vote on the modified proposal.

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Committee

Message from Negotiating Committee

To: The membership of the Atomic Projects and Production Workers, Metal Trades Council
Your negotiating Committee again met with NTESS/Honeywell to discuss modifications to their Last, Best and Final Proposal. A raise in the general wage increase, rather than lump sums, was achieved. Those increases are:
Year 1:      2%
Year 2:      1.5%
Year 3:       2%.
Your Committee pushed hard on other remaining issues in the package; namely overtime language and representational issues. Unfortunately, we were not successful in changing the employer’s position on these issues.
It is now up to you, the membership.
A meeting to explain the changes will be held at UA Local 412 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Hall, 510 San Pedro SE, on Monday October 9, 2017 at 5:30PM. At that time the membership will have the opportunity to vote on the modified proposal.
In Solidarity,
Your Negotiating Committee

MTC Wins HUGE Arbitration Decision!

Member of management at Sandia National Labs found to be doing bargaining unit work.

“The Employer did not have the right to assign non-bargaining unit personnel to the work previously performed by a bargaining unit employee…The job should have been posted.”

Award: “The grievance is sustained.  The employer violated the strong and clear language of Article 45 of the collective bargaining agreement by shifting what had been bargaining unit work to non-bargaining unit personnel.  I direct that the Employer, within ten (10) days of this decision, cease and desist from assigning such work to any employee that is not a member of the collective bargaining unit.  The grievance requested that the job be posted.  I find that solution to be reasonable and direct that it be utilized.”

See the entire decision posted on the password protected bargaining news page of this website.

Message from the President of the MTC

Statement Atomic Projects and Production Workers Metal Trades Council

Historically Labor and Management at Sandia National Laboratories have always confronted disagreements on wages, benefits and conditions with the utmost of respect for one another. At Sandia National Laboratory we have had many honest disagreements before, but never has a company come here and failed to bargain in good faith. Honeywell/NTESS, National Technology Engineering Solutions of Sandia issued its Last, Best and Final offer on September 29, 2017 to our membership which was soundly rejected.

The Metal Trades Council has filed two Unfair Labor Practice Charges which are the basis for the Council’s overwhelming rejection of the company’s Last, Best and Final offer. These unfair labor practice charges are based on the company’s refusal to provide information necessary to bargain and their insistence on direct dealing with our membership in violation of the National Labor Relations Act. Workers of the New Mexico Metal Trades Council cannot allow the company to unlawfully violate their right to collectively bargain and destroy seventy years of respectful labor/management relations at Sandia.

The Atomic Projects and Production Workers, Metal Trades Council is always mindful and respectful of the safety and health of the community and the national security mission of Sandia National Labs and will return to work on Monday October 2, 2017 in the hope that Honeywell/NTESS will live up to their core values of ethics, integrity, and respect for its workforce.

The officers and members of the Atomic Projects and Production Workers, Metal Trades Council remains steadfast in its commitment to protect the health, safety and standard of living of all Sandian working families and stands ready to explore all available avenues and exercise all options necessary to resolve this unfortunate dispute.

President Charles Carroll



              SPEED FACTS!

 To All MTC Members,

 On September 29, 2017, the membership of our council voted overwhelmingly to give your bargaining committee the authority to control any and all issues related to the rejection of the company’s Last, Best, and Final offer.

We, the members of your collective bargaining Committee, have decided that we should continue to work and allow labor and management to try to achieve a fair and equitable agreement. It is our intention to impress upon the employer that they have not met the expectations of the membership and that we want an agreement, and are ready, willing and able to exercise any and all options to achieve our goals.

 We are engaged in an epic struggle to maintain our hard-earned wages, conditions and benefits. We urge you to join together in solidarity with your fellow brothers and sisters of our council. Please continue to look for our communication via our text messaging system (text MTD to 24587) and/or the MTC Website. Thank you for your faith and trust!

          “We don’t want to make labor history

          we want an agreement!”

                                      STAY UNION STRONG!!!!!!!


Your Negotiating Committee

MTC Contract Meeting Friday Night, 9/29/2017, 5:30 PM!

The MTC is holding a Contract meeting Friday night Sept. 29 at 5:30 PM at 510 San Pedro SE, UA 412 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Hall on Zuni & San Pedro.  Come to find out the latest bargaining news regarding your CBA (collective bargaining agreement) at Sandia National Labs.  The Committee continues to work on bargaining a contract to present to the members at the meeting..  Receive Final Instructions!