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Take Action NOW and #DenyNAI

Fri. April 29, 2016

Join your AFL-CIO sister and brother airline workers at the White House on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at noon to demand that the Obama Administration deny Norwegian Air International (NAI) entry to the US aviation market.

Machinists Union Applauds Congress for Acting to Stop NAI Scheme

Thu. April 28, 2016

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Washington D.C., April 28, 2016—IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement regarding Congress' action to halt Norwegian Air International's (NAI) entry into the U.S. aviation market:

IAM Signs Industry Best United Contracts

Tue. April 26, 2016

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From left to right: General Vice President Sito Pantoja, District 141 President Mike Klemm and United Airlines Executive Vice President of Human Resources Mike Bonds sign the recently ratified IAM-United contracts.

The IAM District 141 Negotiating Committee and Transportation Department officials traveled to Chicago yesterday to sign seven recently ratified contracts at United's headquarters at the Willis Tower.

IAM Members at United Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contracts

Sat. April 16, 2016

Houston IAM Public Contact Employee Committeeman, Tony Colina, and Fleet Service Employee Brian Lasaine give a thumbs up yesterday as IAM-United workers from Houston line-up to vote.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that approximately 30,000 workers at United Airlines overwhelmingly ratified seven contracts in the Fleet Service, Passenger Service, Storekeeper, Maintenance Instructor, Fleet Technical Instructor and Related and Security Officer classifications.

Machinists Union to DOT: Ground NAI, Support US Airline Workers

Sat. April 16, 2016


General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement on the Department of Transportation's "show cause order" that could pave the way for Norwegian Air International's (NAI) entry into the US aviation market:

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Thu. April 07, 2016

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Machinists Union, United Airlines Reach Deal on New Contracts for 30,000 Workers

Mon. April 04, 2016


Machinists Union, United Airlines Reach Deal on New Contracts for 30,000 Workers

Washington, D.C., April 4, 2016 –The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it has reached seven tentative agreements with United Airlines for approximately 30,000 workers at the airline.

The five-year accords run through 2021 and call for approximately 30 percent in pay increases over the term of the deal and $100 million in lump sum payments. The contract also includes a 25 percent hike in defined-benefit pension benefits, stops outsourcing of work currently performed by IAM members and provides for insourcing of additional work.

"IAM members at United can now share appropriately in the value they created at one of the world's biggest and most successful airlines," said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. "I commend the Negotiating Committee for the tremendous amount of work they did and every IAM member at United Airlines for demanding and achieving their fair share. I'd also like to thank United CEO Oscar Munoz and his team for demonstrating a willingness to partner with the IAM for the benefit of the employees and the airline."

"As a United Fleet Service Employee, I am extremely proud to say IAM-represented workers at United are back at the top of our industry," said IAM District 141 President Mike Klemm. "I'd like to thank the Negotiating Committee for vigorously representing our members' interests. The negotiating committee unanimously recommends ratification of the agreements."

The current agreements were not amendable until December 31, 2016. The IAM and United agreed last October to open existing contracts one year early and engage in "limited issue, expedited negotiations," which led to today's tentative agreements. IAM members will vote on the accords on Friday, April 15th. This is the third round of bargaining since United emerged from bankruptcy, and the second since the carriers merger with Continental Airlines.

Visit for more information about the IAM at United Airlines and details of the tentative agreements.

The IAM represents approximately 30,000 Fleet Service, Passenger Service, Reservations, Stockroom, Central Load Planner, Maintenance Instructor, Fleet Technical Instructor, Emergency Procedures Instructor, Security Officer and Food Service workers at United Airlines and is the world's largest transportation union.

Machinists Union on Alaska Airlines, Virgin America Deal

Mon. April 04, 2016

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Sito Pantoja today issued a statement regarding the proposed Alaska Airlines merger with Virgin America Airlines.

Machinists Union Honors 75-year Member

Mon. March 28, 2016

Left to right: 75-year member and retired General Chairman Roy Meeks receives award from General Vice President Sito Pantoja.

IAM Local Lodges throughout the United States and Canada regularly present service awards to members. Service pins are awarded for each five years of membership beginning the 15th year, and a certificate is also provided for each 5th year from 25-50. At 50, a member is awarded a gold Lifetime Membership card and exempted from paying dues.

Swissport Fuelers in Phoenix Gear Up for First Contract Talks

Thu. March 24, 2016

Swissport Negotiating Committee from left to right: Joseph Morones, Steven Van Note, District 142 General Chairman Randy Griffith, Bronson McGee, Rob Helmer.

The Swissport Negotiating Committee this week completed Negotiations Preparation in Phoenix to get ready for first contract negotiations. The fuelers voted by a 98 percent margin for IAM representation in November, 2015.

Swissport Fuelers Attend W3 Negotiation Prep

Thu. March 24, 2016

The Swissport Negotiating Committee this week completed Negotiations Preparation in Phoenix to get ready for first contract negotiations. The fuelers voted by a 98 percent margin for IAM representation in November 2015.

IAM Condemns Brussels Bombings

Tue. March 22, 2016


General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement regarding the tragic bombings in Brussels, Belgium:

"Being the largest air and rail transportation union in North America, and a proud member of the 4.5 million member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), the IAM is especially sensitive to the senseless and cowardly acts of terror that occurred in Belgium today that targeted the city's airport and metro system.

On behalf of all IAM Transportation Department members, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the victims and their families of the blast and our hope that the terrorists are brought to justice.

I ask that all IAM members remain safe and vigilant, whether on the rails or in the air, as we are on the last lines of air and rail security."

‘True Up’ Generates Over $119 Million for IAM Members at Southwest Airlines

Thu. March 17, 2016

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IAM Customer Service and Reservations Agents are in for a big payday due to the 'True Up' provisions in their contracts.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 142 today announced that due to the "true up" provision negotiated during the last round of collective bargaining, IAM workers at Southwest Airlines will receive an additional $119 million in wages and lump sum payments.

IAM, TCU, Rail Labor Coalition Reach Deal With New Jersey Transit

Sat. March 12, 2016

IAM and TCU negotiators reach a deal with New Jersey Transit and avert strike.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Transportation Communications Union (TCU), part of a coalition of 13 unions representing more than 4,000 workers at New Jersey Transit, have reached a tentative contract agreement with the commuter rail carrier.

Machinists, New Jersey Transit Continue Talks, Menendez Tells NJT Management to Get Serious

Fri. March 11, 2016

More than 100,000 commuters will be stranded if New Jersey Transit forces a strike Saturday night.

The IAM, TCU and entire New Jersey Transit Labor Coalition are continuing talks today in an attempt to avert a strike of the carrier at 12:01 AM, Sunday.

IAM and TCU Members Make Final Strike Preparations

Thu. March 10, 2016

IAM-TCU members finalize New Jersey Transit strike plans yesterday in the Garden State.

As negotiations go down to the wire, New Jersey Transit's IAM and TCU members are busy preparing for a strike that will shut down the nation's third largest commuter railroad at 12:01 am this Sunday, March 13th. In a tremendous show of inter-union solidarity, a Coalition of 13 unions representing 17 crafts are jointly negotiating with the carrier.

Christie Leaves Town on Vacation as Machinists Prepare New Jersey Transit Strike

Tue. March 08, 2016


Amid last ditch talks to avert a New Jersey Transit (NJT) strike, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie decided to take a vacation.

IAM Members Set to Strike New Jersey Transit Midnight Saturday

Mon. March 07, 2016

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New Jersey Transit workers rally in Woodbridge, NJ.

Contract negotiations with New Jersey Transit (NJT) have been ongoing for more than five years. It appears that the only way to resolve IAM members' effort to gain a fair contract may be to strike NJT. IAM members at NJT are authorized to strike at 12:01 AM, Sunday, March 13th, unless an agreement is reached.

Carlson Named Transportation Assistant Airline Coordinator

Thu. February 25, 2016

International President Bob Martinez today appointed Transportation Department Communications Representative James Carlson to the position of Transportation Department Assistant Airline Coordinator, effective March 1, 2016.

IAM Signs Hawaiian Airlines Contracts

Thu. February 25, 2016

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Transportation Department officials, District 141 and 142 representatives and Hawaiian Airlines negotiators meet to sign the recently ratified IAM-Hawaiian contracts.

In a ceremony at Hawaiian Airlines' headquarters this week, the IAM and Hawaiian Airlines signed the recently-ratified agreements covering more than 2,200 Mechanic and Related, Clerical, Office, Stores, Fleet Service and Passenger Service Employees at the carrier.

IAM’s Forward Thinking Negotiations Strategy at Southwest Results in Windfall of Cash for Members

Mon. February 22, 2016

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When IAM members at Southwest Airlines ratified their most recent contract in December 2014, they not only received wage increases, lump sum payments and other improvements, they also ratified IAM negotiated protections against falling behind other Southwest employee groups who were still in negotiations.

Tell Congress Flight Attendants Deserve 10 Hours Rest Now!

Wed. February 10, 2016


The Time to Act is NOW! This is Not a Drill!

Tell Congress Assaulting a Customer Service Agent Should be a Felony

Wed. February 10, 2016

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The IAM is demanding that Congress make it a felony to assault Customer Service Agents while on duty. This is an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 (HR 4441). To make this happen, we need your help.

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.

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