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IAM ExpressJet Flight Attendants Pound the Pavement, Demand Equal Pay

Wed. June 17, 2015

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IAM represented ExpressJet Flight Attendants yesterday once again took their fight for equal pay public by conducting nationwide picketing with their AFA-CWA sisters and brothers.

Schumer Visits District 19 Members in Hornell, NY

Wed. June 17, 2015

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New York Sen. Chuck Schumer joined IAM District 19 leadership, to urge the Department of Transportation to green light Amtrak's efforts to buy brand new Acela trains. At Alstom Transport in Hornell, NY, Schumer, alongside Directing General Chairman John Lacey and General Chairman Gary Naylor, said the roughly $3 billion train project could significantly improve rail safety, Amtrak service and boost the local economy.

NMB Releases Unions on New Jersey Transit, Unions Say PEB is Next

Tue. June 16, 2015

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The National Mediation Board (NMB) yesterday released every commuter union on New Jersey Transit (NJT) from mediated talks.

The unions—including the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)—working together in the New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition, immediately announced their intention to invoke a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB), which will make non-binding recommendations to settle the four year contract dispute.

Spirit Ramp Agents Approve First Contract by 98 Percent

Tue. June 09, 2015

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The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) yesterday announced that Spirit Airlines Ramp Agents approved their first collective bargaining agreement by a staggering 98 percent.

TWU-IAM Association Gears Up For Joint Contract Talks

Tue. June 09, 2015

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On the heels of the National Mediation Board's (NMB) certification of the TWU-IAM Association at American Airlines, the Fleet Service and Mechanic and Related negotiations committees have scheduled bargaining preparations at the Machinists Union's William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Complex in Hollywood, Maryland the week of July 6, 2015.

IAM Part of Coalition to Press Congress to Prevent Human Trafficking

Thu. June 04, 2015

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It is estimated that at least 12.3 million adults and children are enslaved around the world and that 56 percent are women and girls. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimated that in 2005, 980,000 to 1,225,000 boys and girls were in forced labor situations as a result of human trafficking.

IAM Welcomes Southwest SOS Employees Into Union

Wed. June 03, 2015

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The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) recently welcomed Southwest Airlines Source of Support (SOS) employees into the union after a majority of the work group signed authorization cards to join the IAM.

IAM Flight Attendants Celebrate International Cabin Crew Day

Mon. June 01, 2015

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Cleveland-based IAM-represented ExpressJet Flight Attendants celebrate International Cabin Crew Day yesterday. From left to right: JC Camacho, Debbie Rhodes-Keele, Ali Rhodes and Dave Hoffman.

IAM District 142 yesterday celebrated International Cabin Crew Day with IAM-represented Flight Attendants by thanking them for their vital role in keeping the skies safe and letting them know how truly appreciated they are.

IAM Sponsors Aviation High School Students in Maintenance Skills Competition


Thu. May 28, 2015

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IAM District Lodge 142 President, Dave Supplee, with Aviation High School students at the Aviation Maintenance Skills Competition in Miami, FL. (Back left to right: Dave Supplee, Michael Vanegas, Sandeep Chumber, Jeyson Pichardo and Instructor Evelyn Tavarez. Front: Konrad Kostecki, Narad Gounden and Eric Popko).

IAM District 142 recently sponsored six students and their instructors from New York's Aviation High School to participate in the Aviation Maintenance Skills Competition. The competition was held during the MRO of Americas Convention, which was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

NMB Certifies TWU-IAM Associations at American

Fri. May 22, 2015

The National Mediation Board (NMB) this week certified the TWU-IAM Association for the Fleet Service, Mechanic and Related and Stores classifications as the 
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IAM Members Hit the Hill at 2015 Legislative Conference

Thu. May 14, 2015

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The annual IAM Legislative Conference kicked off this week as IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger gave the keynote address and stressed the importance of beating back "fast track" trade promotion authority, which has been temporarily halted due to the help of IAM member lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. Buffenbarger also railed against the secretly negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, legislation that would place earned pension benefits at risk and a major tax increase on health insurance benefits to more than 300 IAM delegates in attendance.

NMB Rules American Airlines a Single Carrier

Wed. April 15, 2015

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In an announcement that brings us one step closer to joint contract negotiations for more than 30,000 Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores employees at American Airlines, the National Mediation Board (NMB) today ruled that the carrier is operating as a single transportation system.

Today's determination is a necessary precursor to certifying the TWU-IAM Association, an alliance formed by both unions after the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, as the collective bargaining representative for the above employees at the merged carrier.

NMB Process Plods Along

Thu. March 05, 2015
The National Mediation Board (NMB) yesterday requested additional information from the TWU/IAM Association relating to our request for a determination of Single Carrier Status (SCS). Specifically, the NMB asked for documentation related to both American Airlines and US Airways Simulator Technicians.

Hundreds of IAM Members Storm Capitol Hill to Stop ‘Fast Track’

Wed. March 04, 2015

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IAM Assistant Legislative Director speaks to delegate before meetings on Capitol Hill.


Hundreds of IAM members—including a large delegation from airline locals 846 (BWI), 914 (EWR) and 1759 (IAD, DCA)—today converged in Washington D.C. today to oppose granting the Obama Administration "fast track" trade authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement.

TWU, IAM Alliance Moving Forward at American Airlines

Thu. January 29, 2015

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Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Store employees

Brother and Sister TWU-IAM members:

We expect the National Mediation Board will finally soon issue its ruling affirming that American Airlines and US Airways are operating as a single carrier for the purpose of employee representation. TWU and the IAM jointly petitioned the NMB for this purpose in August, 2014.

This long overdue declaration by the NMB will clear away a major hurdle to the start of new contract negotiations covering the 30,000 members of our joint TWU/IAM Employee Association. The AA/US Airways merger and a surging economy have catapulted the carrier to record profits, while our members continue to work under pre-merger contracts.

Delta Flight Attendants, IAM File For Historic Election

Tue. January 13, 2015

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Washington, D.C., January 13, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today delivered signed election request cards to the National Mediation Board (NMB) from nearly 12,000 Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants to formally request that the federal agency conduct a union representation election at the carrier.

Download the IAM Delta App Today

Wed. December 31, 2014

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Stay on top of all the latest news and developments in the IAM Delta campaign by downloading the new IAM Delta App. You will receive all the latest news in one convenient location on your mobile device.

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Machinists Union Members Approve New Deal at Southwest Airlines

Wed. December 03, 2014

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced approximately 6,500 Passenger Service and Reservations Agents at Southwest Airlines overwhelmingly approved a new contract.

Norwegian Air CEO Peddles Scheme to Fly into US at Cost of Workers’ Rights

Fri. November 21, 2014

Norwegian Air International (NAI) CEO Bjorn Kjos in a speech today continued his campaign to attain a foreign air carrier permit from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) at the International Aviation Club in Washington D.C.

ITF Taps Klima, Da Costa for Leadership Posts

Fri. November 21, 2014

Two IAM officials have ascended to leadership positions in the 4.5-million member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).

Buffenbarger Names Werkmeister as Transportation Department Special Representative

Fri. November 21, 2014

International President Tom Buffenbarger today announced John Werkmeister would join the Transportation Department as a Special Representative.

SkyTeam Unions Land in Atlanta to Support Delta Flight Attendants

Fri. October 31, 2014

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)-affiliated unions from the SkyTeam airline alliance today held strategic meetings and informational picketing at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta's largest hub, to support Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants' campaign for IAM representation.

Machinists Union, Southwest Airlines Reach Tentative Contract

Wed. October 22, 2014

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines covering approximately 6,500 Passenger Service and Reservations Agents.

Machinists Union Achieves Fifth Joint Contract at United Airlines

Fri. October 10, 2014

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached a tentative contract covering approximately 165 fleet technical and emergency procedures instructors at United Airlines.



The tentative four year deal calls for immediate wage and benefit improvements, retroactive and signing bonus payments, strengthened employment security provisions and increased defined-benefit pension benefits.



"The IAM is proud of the work the Negotiating Team has done in order to complete the difficult task of bringing their full work group together," said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney. "This is the fifth joint agreement reached between IAM District 141 and United Airlines that has brought the legacy carriers' employees into single contracts since the merger of Continental and United in 2010."



The 165 instructors provide skilled instruction and support for United's flight training centers in flight crew and emergency procedures training. The instructors also develop and implement necessary training programs needed to accomplish this critical instruction.

More details of the agreement can be found at www.iam141.org. Information meetings and a ratification schedule is being developed.

Congress Urges FCC to Maintain Ban on Cellphone Calls Onboard Commercial Aircraft

Tue. September 23, 2014

At the urging of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department (TTD), members of Congress yesterday took action to continue the ban on mobile voice calls onboard commercial aircraft.

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