1989 - The IF/SOA was formed by the Connecticut based employees of Pratt & Whitney's Protective Services Departments (Security/Fire). This was mostly in response to the company's decision to remove the "As such" pay, meaning automatic overtime pay for weekend work.
After voting to create the IF/SOA, the Union was designed with an overall Parent "Umbrella" Union and 4 distinct Locals (East Hartford, Middletown, North Haven & Southington). Each Local is designed to represent those members who work in the named facility. At the time of ratification there were 200+ newly created IF/SOA Members.