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Members of the International Association of Machinists held a noisy rally across the street from the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, where the union is in contract negotiations with Bombardier Learjet.
If the level of noise coming from chants, whistles, air horns and rock 'n' roll music is any indication, members are not happy with the company's contract proposal.
"The company has brought us a proposal that has the defined benefit of a pension plan, gone," said Frank Molina Jr., president and directing business representative of the International Association of Machinists, Local 70. "The employees are going to be to impacted with most of the health care costs and the longevity, it's an eight-year agreement with little to no GWI's in it."
GWI's are General Wage Increases.
The current contract expires, Monday, Oct. 8. Members will vote on a proposal on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Molina said he hoped the company can "get right and get real" by negotiating a better contract for union members.