Independent fire/security
officers Association


Established 1989
We are an independent Labor Union based in Middletown, CT who currently represent the Fire Fighters and Security Officers serving Pratt & Whitney's Middletown Facility.

Contract 2024

To IF/SOA Members:

Day 1 of the 2024 Contract Negotiations is in the books. As expected it was a relatively uneventful day.


Director of Security Tony Phinizey and Company Spokesperson Brian Stewart provided opening statements on behalf of Pratt & Whitney. IF/SOA Legal Counsel Hank Murray and IF/SOA President John Moran provided opening statements for IF/SOA. Remarks in support of IF/SOA were made by IAM Local 700 President Wayne McCarthy, IAM Local 1746 President Howie Huestis and IAFF Local I-69 President Mark Shanks.


After a short recess Hank Murray presented the company with the unions Non-Economic Proposals, assisted by members of the IF/SOA Negotiating Committee. The company was then given time to provide mitigating questions on the unions proposals, to which the IF/SOA answered.


We will be back at the negotiating table on Thursday (5/30/24), where we expect to be presented with some of the Companies proposals.


We would like to extend a special thank you to our invited guests who showed up to support your IF/SOA Negotiating Committee:


Jeff Santini - IAM District 26 ADBR

Wayne McCarthy - IAM LL700 President

Howie Huestis - IAM LL1746 President

Mark Shanks - IAFF Local I-69 President

Brandon Moore - IAFF Local I-69 Vice-President


Their unwavering support of the IF/SOA on this day and all the support they give year round cannot be understated. We want our IF/SOA membership to remember the support our fellow union brothers and sisters have given to us throughout the years. We will always be eternally grateful.


In Solidarity ,


Your IF/SOA Negotiating Committee


"The only effective answer to organized greed, is organized labor"


- Thomas R. Donahue