GKN Negotiations Continue

Local Lodge 387 GKN Negotiations

Since the beginning of December, our bargaining committee has been meeting with the company and completed our exchanges of non-economic proposals. We have successfully reached tentative agreements (T/A’s) on many proposals, while a few have been moved to economics beginning Wednesday, January 6.

While we feel progress is being made, we must caution every member that only a complete contract offer from the Company that recognizes our members as essential and properly addresses all our issues will be considered a success and worthy of your ratification. We still have a long way to go.

It is vital that all members continue to show solidarity and support your bargaining committee. Thank you!

Important Dates

December 19, 2020 – Strike Sanction Vote

  • Employees working Saturday can leave work and vote after 9am without receiving an attendance infraction. Employees are expected to return to work to complete their shifts.

January 09, 2021 – Lodge 387 Meeting 2pm

January 24, 2021 – Contract Ratification Vote and Strike Vote, if GKN’s contract offer is rejected.

Reminder: Members who wish to receive periodic text blasts about negotiations progress should complete the enrollment card from your steward and return.

IAM Local 387 Opens Negotiations With GKN


IAM Local Lodge 387 opened formal negotiations with GKN Aerospace LLC, Tuesday with Aerospace General Vice President Mark Blondin and Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway in attendance. The union and the company exchanged initial non-economic proposals on the first day of what will be a weeks-long process, with economic proposals expected to take place at a later date.

The negotiation committee would like to thank the members for their input and support during this time. For more information, check this website for future updates or follow the IAM Local 387 Facebook page.