Al Granado

Brothers and Sisters:

It is with a truly heavy heart that I must inform you of the passing of my friend, Alfredo “Al” Granado. Brother Granado passed on Tuesday, October 25th from a long-time illness at age of 61.

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Al was employed at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, and has been a member of the Machinists Union and a beloved union brother since he initiated into IAM Local Lodge 776-A back in 1979. During his years in the union Al  held different positions as Vice-President of local 776-A, Chairman of the Audit, Trustee, Journeyman, and (MNPL) MACHINISTS NON- PARTISAN POLITICAL LEAGUE Committees. Vice-President of Texas State Council of Machinists Region III, and Delegate to the Tarrant County Central Labor Council. He also served two years as an Apprentice Organizer for the IAM Organizing Department before becoming a Grand Lodge Representative in Organizing.  Al has been a vital part of the Grand Lodge’s organizing efforts for the past 18 years. His relentless devotion to this union will never be forgotten.

A Rosary for Brother Granado is being held Sunday Evening at 6:00 PM at the Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Rd, Ft. Worth, TX 76107.

The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 6150 Pershing Ave, Ft. Worth, TX 76107.

I ask that you please keep his wife, Maria, and the entire Granado family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Fraternally yours,

Paul Black

President/DBR District Lodge 776

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Brothers and Sisters,

We have received Lockheed Martin’s Last, Best and Final Offer.

We used the surveys as a guide for these negotiations. Your most important issues were wages, retirement and insurance choices and cost containment, and those were the issues we worked hardest on.

All the committees, including the Firefighters and Nurses, always have a hard decision to make, and this was a tough negotiation.

To begin, we now have THE industry-leading pension plan. NO company pension plan has $100 per month per year of service. Not only that, the pension is unfrozen for the life of the contract. Plus, we improved the 401(k) for those who don’t have the pension.

We were able to keep our insurance choices and cost shares for current employees, again, for the life of the contract.

With the wages and bonuses, this gives us good wages through the life of the contract.

The longer term of the agreement means financial security and locks in our health care and pension for the next six years! Your Negotiating Committee, District Staff and International Staff recommends ACCEPTANCE of this agreement.