The International Guards Union of America (IGUA) collective bargaining agreement with Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) managed and operated by Honeywell FM&T expired Monday, August, 21, 2022. The agreement covers about 50 employees.
Negotiations for a new contract began Tuesday, October 4.
Please refer to this website for any significant updates on the contract negotiation.
Honeywell FM&T has bargained in good faith for six days and presented a competitive proposal to reach an agreement that is fair to the International Guards Union of America members and KCNSC while supporting the sites national security mission and meeting our obligation to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
Honeywell FM&T’s salary offer is fair and provided increases in salary that are higher than the previous contract, especially when combined with a generous benefits package, including overtime pay and leave provisions.
Both negotiating parties continue to work towards an agreement. The company is preparing a response to the union’s most recent counter proposal. Negotiations have become more active, and dialogue has increased with the addition of the Union’s chief negotiator.
The company has requested the presence of a federal mediator to assist the parties in crafting an agreement.
The parties concluded its first session with the federal mediator on Monday, October 17. The parties had discussions and exchanged proposals on Tuesday and Wednesday without the mediator present. The parties will continue to meet on Thursday and Friday with the assistance of a federal mediator.
The KCNSC bargained in good faith to propose an agreement that is fair to IGUA members and supports KCNSC’s national security mission. On Thursday, October 20, a last, best and final offer was sent to the IGUA. The wage offer is fair and provides increases in wages that are higher than the previous contract, especially when combined with a generous benefits package, including overtime pay and annual compensation for their physical assessment.
On Monday, October 31 Honeywell FM&T sent a request to the IGUA union representation to go back to the negotiating table. Honeywell FM&T will provide an update to the website when negotiations have reconvened.