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IAM Transportation Districts 141 and 142 have completed negotiations preparation for the upcoming round of collective bargaining with Hawaiian Airlines.
Former IAM District 100 President and leader of the famed IAM strike at Eastern Airlines in the late 1980’s died at a retirement community outside Orlando, Florida. He suffered from leukemia and Parkinson’s disease.
After more than four years of negotiations, a merger of three airlines and numerous representation elections, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced members at United Airlines ratified agreements covering approximately 30,000 fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees.
Washington, D.C., September 26, 2013 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it has reached three tentative agreements with United Airlines covering over 28,000 workers from the Fleet Service, Public Contact and Storekeeper classifications.
The tentative agreements preserve and improve pensions, stabilize healthcare costs and expand job security provisions while providing immediate and retroactive wage increases for all IAM members at the new United Airlines, which includes former employees of Continental Airlines and Continental Micronesia.
12 years ago we woke up to a beautiful September morning, preparing for work, vacation or getting the kids off to school. Airline workers around the country reported to work as pilots, flight attendants and ground workers of all types to move travelers and goods around the world as they do day in and day out.
It's not often a group of workers can save their pensions and protect their seniority by the simple act of casting a ballot, but that's exactly what's happening right now right now as IAM-represented Mechanic and Related workers at US Airways vote in the current representation election.
"IAM Mechanic and Related workers at US Airways will lose the best pension plan in the airline industry if they vote IBT," said Transportation GVP Sito Pantoja. "Losing IAM representation would also jeopardize valuable seniority protections that are written into the IAM-TWU joint representation agreement."
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) filed with the National Mediation Board (NMB) in May for a representation election for the Mechanic and Related class and craft at US Airways, continuing the union's divisive strategy of raiding other unions instead of focusing on organizing workers who want and need a union.
"The Teamsters have a dismal track record in the airline industry," said Pantoja. "I strongly urge US Airways Mechanics and their families to watch this video in which Mechanics at United Airlines provide grim testimony about the IBT's ability to deliver promised pension benefits."
The NMB mailed voting instructions to all eligible voters on July 8, 2013. Election results will be announced on Monday August 12, 2013.
If any US Airways Mechanic and Related employee has not received voting instructions from the NMB, please click here to request duplicate voting instructions.
The deadline to request duplicate voting instructions is August 5, 2013.
The Transportation Trades Department of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO blasted the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for its raids at American Airlines and US Airways.
The National Mediation Board (NMB) today announced the dates for the representation election to be conducted for the Mechanic and Related class and craft at US Airways. The NMB will mail voting instructions to eligible voters on July 8, 2013.
Voting will be conducted by Telephone Electronic Voting and Internet Voting.
The votes will be tabulated and the results announced at 2pm on August 12, 2013 at NMB headquarters in Washington, DC.
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The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) today announced that it has filed with the National Mediation Board (NMB) a request for an election against the Transport Workers Union (TWU) to represent the Mechanic and Related employees at American Airlines. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement in response:
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) today announced a partnership to jointly represent nearly 30,000 ground workers at the “new” American Airlines following the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
This week the two international unions have signed joint agreements to cover the Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, and Stores employee work groups at the soon to be merged airline. The new labor partnership, to be known as the TWU/IAM Employee Association, will ask the federal National Mediation Board (NMB) to hold elections among the combined employees for each classification after the close of the American-US Airways merger. The election will formalize the joint-council agreement reached this week.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has bee tapped to run the DOT
The Obama Administration today nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the Department of Transportation, replacing current Secretary Ray Lahood.
Foxx has received much praise for his efforts in expanding and improving Charlotte's transit infrastructure as a way to grow the economy.
"The IAM looks forward to working with Mayor Foxx to address many of the nation's transportation issues," said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. "We look forward to assist in expediting Mayor Foxx' confirmation."
The post requires Senate approval.
IAM Flight Attendants Say No Knives Ever Again at DCA Airport
Following the Transportation Security Agency’s (TSA) decision to delay allowing knives and other dangerous objects onboard commercial aircraft, IAM Flight Attendants—and their Coalition of Flight Attendant Union partners—descended upon Reagan National Airport in Washington DC to say knives should be permanently banned from the sky.
"Flight Attendants deserve a weapon-free workplace," said IAM Flight Attendant Sara Gonzales. “Keep in mind, there is no security, police or medical help at 30,000 feet. Your Flight Attendants must stand on their own to protect the flying public.”
Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks the newly formed TSA banned knives and other dangerous objects from commercial aircraft. Earlier this year, in a move that shocked the flying public, the TSA reversed course and proposed allowing knives, small clubs and other dangerous objects onboard the nation’s jetliners.
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