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John D. Porcari, the former deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation, knows a thing or two about global aviation agreements. He helped negotiate the U.S.-European Union deal that lays out labor standards, among other criteria, for transatlantic flights.
Just days after an IAM delegation testified and offered job-saving amendments to a bill affecting how Air Canada conducts its aircraft maintenance, the Canadian Senate voted to allow the carrier to take more work out of the country.
For the seventh year in a row, members of IAM Local 1943 collected donations and money for the Yellow Ribbon Support Center (YRSC) to help in its ongoing efforts to provide material support and comfort to America’s servicemen and women in harm’s way by sending care packages of food, snacks, personal grooming items and entertainment.
The Negotiating Committee for IAM Local 830 in Louisville, KY, along with staff members from District 27, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The local represents employees at BAE Systems, which manufactures weapons and armament systems, primarily for the U.S. Navy.