October 22, 2014
The president of the union representing workers at the Fallon naval air station says he believes a collective bargaining agreement will be reached.
When the Northrop Grumman Corporation took over technical
training operations October first, there was no contract with its
workers and rumors of a possible strike began circulating in recent
Workers contracted through Northrop Grumman negotiated with
corporate representatives for three days last weekend in Fallon.
Although the union workers who attended the negotiations
unanimously voted Friday to strike if an agreement could not be
reached, President Larry Lecave of Local 117 of the International
Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture
Workers and the Communication Workers of America says he thinks
both sides are inching closer to common ground and a strike should
In the event of a strike, Northrop Grumman spokeswoman Julie
Ballesteros said the base's tactical training ranges would still
function under uninterrupted operation.
N-A-S Fallon Public Affairs Officer Zip Upham says the base is
treating the situation as a matter to be solved by Northrop Grumman
and its workers and that range operations will continue as usual.