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Pantoja to Fill Vacancy on United Continental Holdings Board

Sat. February 06, 2016

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that General Vice President Sito Pantoja will replace retired IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney on the Board of Directors of United Continental Holdings (UCH), the parent company of United Airlines, effective March 1, 2016.

IAM-TCU, New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition Continues to Negotiate as Strike Date Looms

Thu. February 04, 2016

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4,000 New Jersey Transit workers will be free to strike at 12:01 AM on March 13th if an agreement cannot be reached.

Talks between the eleven unions, including the IAM and TCU-IAM, in the NJT Rail Labor Coalition and negotiators from New Jersey Transit continued today, but no agreement was reached. Both sides pledged to continue negotiating.

IAM Requests ‘Proffer of Arbitration’ in Effort to Conclude Negotiations With ExpressJet

Wed. January 20, 2016

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After more than five years of negotiations, IAM International President Bob Martinez today requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) issue a "proffer of arbitration" to the IAM and ExpressJet in an attempt to conclude the years-long contract negotiations.

PEB 249 Recommendations New Jersey Transit Adopt Union Coalition's Final Offer to End Stalemate

Wed. January 13, 2016

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After more than five years of bargaining, Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) 249 has selected the Coalition Unions' final offer in its entirety as the "most reasonable" in its January 11, 2016 recommendation to settle negotiations on New Jersey Transit (NJT).

Machinists Union Members Ratify Contracts at Hawaiian Airlines

Sat. January 09, 2016

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2,200 IAM members at Hawaiian Airlines ratified new collective bargaining agreements today.

IAM Districts 141 and 142 today announced that IAM members at Hawaiian Airlines overwhelmingly ratified recent tentative agreements covering approximately 2,200 Mechanic and Related, Clerical, Office, Stores, Fleet Service and Passenger Service Employees at the carrier.

IAM Reaches Tentative Agreement for 2,200 at Hawaiian Airlines

Tue. December 08, 2015

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Districts 141 and 142 today announced tentative agreements with Hawaiian Airlines that cover the carrier’s 2,200 Mechanic and Related, Clerical, Office, Stores, Fleet and Passenger Service employees.

30,000 TWU-IAM Association Members Open Negotiations With American Airlines

Thu. December 03, 2015

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Amid unprecedented company and industry profitability, the TWU-IAM Association today announced that it commenced the largest ever joint contract negotiations with American Airlines for approximately 30,000 ground workers in Dallas, Texas.

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Wed. November 25, 2015

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Swissport Fuelers Say Yes to IAM Representation

Thu. November 12, 2015

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Aircraft Fuelers employed by Swissport in Phoenix voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM.


Citing respect and fairness on the job, 120 Aircraft Fuelers employed at Swissport voted by a 98 percent margin for IAM representation.

TWU-IAM Joint Association Ready to Bargain: Leadership to Commence Negotiations with new American Airlines

Tue. November 10, 2015


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TWU-IAM to commence joint contract negotiations for 30,000 ground workers at American Airlines on December 3rd.


After a months-long contract reconciliation process, the TWU-IAM Association today announced that it will commence joint contract negotiations for approximately 30,000 ground workers including fleet service, mechanic and related/stores employees at American Airlines on December 3, 2015.

Buffenbarger Names Gardner and Manzo Transportation Department Special Representatives

Fri. November 06, 2015

International President Tom Buffenbarger today announced the appointment of Sandy Gardner and Michael Manzo as Transportation Department Special Representatives.

Machinists Union to Open Contracts Early at United Airlines

Fri. November 06, 2015

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced an agreement with United Airlines to open contracts covering approximately 30,000 workers early, more than one year ahead of the scheduled amendable date, and enter into expedited negotiations to amend the current IAM-United contracts.

IAM Says NO to EU Anti-Worker Trade Pact Proposals

Fri. October 30, 2015

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The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), with its AFL-CIO sister aviation and maritime unions, today called on the Obama Administration to reject the job-killing proposals by the European Union (EU) to include aviation and maritime transport services in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement.

IAM Transportation Members Come Out in Force for Hillary Clinton in San Antonio

Fri. October 16, 2015

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Off the heels of her very strong debate performance Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton came to San Antonio, Texas yesterday and met with more than 50 IAM Transportation Department members for the Latinos for Hillary Rally.

Airline Coordinator Ira Levy Retires After 38 Years

Fri. September 11, 2015

Transportation Department Airline Coordinator Ira Levy announced his retirement after 38 years of service, effective September 30, 2015.

Resilience, Resolve, Determination

Fri. September 11, 2015

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United Ousts Smisek Amid Federal Probe; Munoz Named New CEO

Tue. September 08, 2015

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United Airlines today announced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Smisek resigned his position as CEO, president and chairman of the board of directors and named Oscar Munoz as new CEO.

TWU-IAM Association Mechanic and Related/Stores Negotiating Committee Meets in Dallas, Continues Reconciliation Process

Fri. September 04, 2015

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways has created the largest airline in the world and this Negotiating Committee is tasked with preparing for joint negotiations with the New American Airlines. As we prepare for these negotiations the Committee is continuing the process of reconciling the labor agreements so we are prepared to respond once we receive the Company's initial proposals.

Over 600 Delegates Attend the 2015 IAM Transportation Conference

Sat. August 29, 2015

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The 2015 IAM Transportation Conference, the largest ever, kicked-off this week in Hollywood, Florida with 600 delegates, including delegates from the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and the Canadian Territory.

TWU-IAM Association Stand-Alone Contracts Trigger Wage Hikes as Negotiators Prepare to Achieve More in Upcoming Joint Contract Negotiations

Tue. August 11, 2015

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In yet another example of the TWU-IAM Association's combined power and strategically negotiated pre-merger, stand-alone contracts, Association represented Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores workers will receive top-of-scale wage increases of between approximately three percent to almost 10 percent, depending on work classification and pre-merger carrier employment in mid-September.

TWU-IAM Association Negotiating Committees Continue Reconciliation Process in Chicago

Fri. August 07, 2015
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The TWU-IAM Association Mechanic and Related and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met in Chicago this week to continue the reconciliation process. The Mechanic and Related Negotiating Committee, above, prepare for joint contract negotiation with American Airlines.

Mechanic and Related Update:

As we continue to prepare for negotiations, your committee met for two weeks in Chicago from July 26th through August 7th. We continued the reconciliation process and began writing new language in preparations for the upcoming joint contract negotiations. We have made great progress, as we addressed some of the most challenging Articles. However, there is still much more to be done.

TWU-IAM Association Schedules New Meetings: Reconciliation Process Continues

Tue. July 21, 2015

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In continuing the process to initiate joint contract bargaining with American Airlines, your TWU-IAM Association Negotiating Committees have scheduled meetings the weeks of July 27th and August 3rd in Chicago, Illinois.

TWU-IAM Association Moves Closer to Joint Contract With American

Fri. July 10, 2015

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The Mechanic & Related/Stores/MCT and Fleet Service TWU-IAM Association Negotiating Committees met for the first time this week at the IAM's William W. Winpisinger Training Center in Hollywood, MD. The Contract Preparation Program was launched by TWU-IAM Association Chair and Vice-Chair, Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, who pledged the full support of the Association to attain our goal of industry-best collective bargaining agreements.

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.

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