Members of Operating Engineers Local 99 have unanimously authorized a strike against DynCorp International's Regional Base Operational Services (RBOS) facilities. The IUOE Local 99 union hall was packed at near-capacity Tuesday night with members frustrated with ongoing negotiations with DynCorp. The company is demanding a contract that would eliminate the workers’ pension, which has been in Local 99’s contracts for almost 50 years. “This is not the course we wished to take,” said Local 99 Business Manager Donald P. Havard, “but the aggressive bargaining position of the employer has tied our hands.” The strike vote was unanimous and allows Local 99’s Executive Board to call a strike at any time. DynCorp International is a successor to EMCOR; the majority of the affected members work at DynCorp's local top-secret RBOS facilities.
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