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Machinists Union Mobilizes Congressional Support to Thwart United Airlines’ Job Cuts

Thu. April 10, 2014

IAM representatives met yesterday with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-11th District Ohio) to discuss the effects of United’s plan to downsize its operations at Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport and the possible outsourcing of fleet and passenger service work to low-paid sub-contractors in other cities.

IAM Members Ratify New Contract at Alaska Airlines

Wed. April 09, 2014
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced IAM members at Alaska Airlines overwhelmingly ratified a new contract at the carrier covering approximately 3,000 clerical, office and passenger service employees at Alaska Airlines.

IAM Enlists Pol’s Help to Oppose United’s Outsourcing Plans

Wed. April 09, 2014

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced it has coordinated efforts with lawmakers in several states to press United Airlines not to outsource operations to low-paid sub-contractors and protect workers after its recent decisions to reduce flight operations at Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport and possibly outsource passenger service and fleet service work at 15 stations across the United States and Hawaii.

IAM Pickets US Airways

Thu. March 27, 2014
IAM-represented ground workers at US Airways conducted informational pickets across the country to protest the carrier’s insistence that they accept second class status and agree to lower wage rates than other employees at the “new” American Airlines who perform the exact same work.

Machinists Press NMB for Right to Strike US Airways

Thu. March 20, 2014
After hearing American Airlines CEO Doug Parker lie about how wonderful labor relations are at the “new” American Airlines at a JPMorgan investor conference last week, Parker and his management team once again slapped IAM members at US Airways in the face by refusing to settle contracts that provide comparable wage rates to those negotiated with American’s employees who perform the same work.

IAM Wins Pension Increase for Members at United Airlines

Thu. March 13, 2014

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) this week concluded discussions with the Board of Trustees of the IAM National Pension Fund (IAMNPF) that will increase pension benefits by 35 to 45 percent for approximately 17,000 IAM members at United Airlines.

ITF Affiliate Unions Act for Women Transport Worker's Rights

Thu. March 06, 2014

Saturday March 8, 2014 is International Women's Day and women's transport workers rights in Qatar is this year's focus.

NMB Meeting Scheduled for US Airways Negotiations

Wed. February 26, 2014
The National Mediation Board (NMB) has scheduled meetings between the principal representatives in the US Airways – IAM negotiations. The meetings are set for March 18 and 19, 2014 at the offices of the NMB in Washington, DC.

End in Sight for United Back Pay Nightmare

Mon. February 24, 2014

IAM District Lodge 141 announced it reached an agreement with United Airlines to pay 30,000 IAM-represented fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees the retroactive wages they are owed, plus interest.

Machinists Union Prepares for Fight at US Airways

Thu. February 20, 2014
After more than two years of intense bargaining by your IAM negotiating committees, US Airways management continues to demand that US Airways IAM represented employees accept second-class contracts compared the industry and to merger partner, American Airlines.

US Airways Negotiations at Impasse

Fri. February 07, 2014
After months of face to face negotiations with US Airways and after several meetings called by the Chairperson of the National Mediation Board, discussions have ended with no agreements in sight. Both IAM District 141 and 142 negotiating committees made very serious efforts to pare away issues that could be negotiated in the future while holding fast to the issues our respective membership(s) need and demand in order to reach agreements.

IAM Applauds Amtrak’s New Cities Sprinter Service

Thu. February 06, 2014
General Vice President Sito Pantoja and IAM Amtrak Local Lodge 1352 Chairman Luigi DiRocco joined US Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at Philadelphia’s 30th St. Station and lauded the inauguration of Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive service due to begin tomorrow.

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Contract with Alaska Airlines

Tue. February 04, 2014
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for approximately 3,000 clerical, office and passenger service employees at Alaska Airlines.

IAM-Delta Flight Attendant Campaign Lands in Amsterdam

Thu. January 09, 2014
Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants' quest for IAM representation arrived in Europe this week, as grassroots Delta Flight Attendant activists kicked off a week of organizing activities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on Monday January 6, 2014.

Genesee and Wyoming Acquires Canadian Pacific's DM and E

Sun. January 05, 2014
Canadian Pacific announced its intention to sell a portion of its Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern (DM&E) line to Genesee and Wyoming Inc. Per IAM District 19 policy, the law firm of Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos and Parcelli has been retained to ensure that all labor protective provisions and collective bargaining agreements are strictly enforced under the law.

305 Turkish Airlines Workers Reinstated

Fri. January 03, 2014

Turkish Airlines and Hava-Is, a Turkish affiliate of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), reached an agreement that will reinstate 305 terminated Turkish Airlines workers and end a 20-month dispute at the airline.

ITF Meeting Highlights MRO Issues

Fri. December 20, 2013

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) representatives participated in a series of meetings hosted by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)—which the IAM is affiliated—to ensure IAM members’ interests are represented on the global stage.

IAM Meets with National Mediation Board and US Airways

Wed. December 18, 2013

The National Mediation Board (NMB) exercised its authority to call a short notice meeting between the leadership of the IAM and US Airways at the NMB offices in Washington, DC on December 17, 2013 to discuss the status of ongoing negotiations. The meeting was not for the purpose of negotiations that would otherwise occur at the bargaining table, but rather for the purpose of the Board to discuss directly with the parties the current status of negotiations.

Buffenbarger Urges Congress Not to Drop Hammer on Unemployed

Wed. December 18, 2013
Amid a painfully slow economic recovery, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger called on Congress to extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) to the nation’s unemployed.

Vote to help Guide Dogs of America (GDA) Receive 10 Million Charity Miles on United Airlines.

Thu. December 12, 2013
The United Charity Miles Holiday Campaign awards participating nonprofits with free miles to use for travel, transport and other needs. Users are asked to vote for their favorite nonprofit every day through December 31. The more votes an organization gets, the more miles it will receive at the end of the campaign.

IAM Skips ‘New’ American Airlines’ Debut

Mon. December 09, 2013
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it declined management's invitation to participate in the “new” American Airlines’ opening bell ceremony at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport celebrating the carrier’s first day of stock trading on the NASDAQ.

IP Buffenbarger Calls on Congress to Block Mobile Voice Calls in Flight

Fri. December 06, 2013
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger yesterday called on Congress to intervene and stop a proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would allow mobile voice calls in flight.

Machinists Union Calls on Congress in US Airways Dispute

Tue. December 03, 2013
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has called on various state congressional delegations to press US Airways to settle its contract dispute with IAM members at the carrier.

IAM, TWU Discuss US Airways/American Merger

Wed. November 27, 2013
IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja and Transportation Department Staff met this week with the newly elected leadership of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) in Washington DC.

Districts 141, 142 Set to Bargain With Hawaiian Airlines

Fri. November 15, 2013

IAM Transportation Districts 141 and 142 have completed negotiations preparation for the upcoming round of collective bargaining with Hawaiian Airlines.

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