New Contract Takes Effect
June 4, 2012
A new contract between the Communications-Electronics Command and American Federation of
Government Employees Local 1904 took effect May 31.
The contract is an agreement between CECOM management and the AFGE dealing with conditions of employment for all of CECOM's non-professional employees located on Aberdeen Proving Ground. The AFGE is one of the major unions representing employees on Aberdeen Proving Ground. It does not cover CECOM employees at locations such as Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Fort Hood, Texas; or Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for example.
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, CECOM commander, and Mr. John P. Bellatoni, president of Local 1904 signed the new contract in a small ceremony in the general's office. It replaces an agreement between CECOM's predecessor command and the union that lasted more than 31 years. The contract was signed the day Bellatoni retired with 33 years of federal service. Bellatoni served as an officer in AFGE Local 1904 since 1977.
The contract will have a positive and lasting impact on the CECOM workforce, according to Ferrell. "This contract is a testament to providing the right work environment for our employees," he said.
Employees can access the contract on the command's AKO main page or directly through the following link: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/doc/36691242