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IAM Blasts Teamster Raid at American Airlines

Tue. May 28, 2013

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:

Transport Workers and Machinists Unions to Jointly Represent Ground Workers at the “New” American Airlines

Tue. May 14, 2013

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. 

Machinists Union to US Airways: Contracts First, Merger Second

Thu. February 14, 2013

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today declared renewed contracts for its US Airways members must be concluded before the IAM is willing to support the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreements for 32,500 at United Airlines

Wed. February 13, 2013

Less than a year after resolving all representational disputes at the airline formed by a merger of United, Continental and Continental Micronesia airlines, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced tentative agreements for 32,500 employees in the Ramp/Fleet Service, Public Contact/Reservations and Stock Clerk/Stores classifications at the world’s largest airline.

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreements for 32,500 at United Airlines

Wed. February 13, 2013

Washington D.C., February 13, 2013 – Less than a year after resolving all representational disputes at the airline formed by a merger of United, Continental and Continental Micronesia airlines, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced tentative agreements for 32,500 employees in the Ramp/Fleet Service, Public Contact/Reservations and Stock Clerk/Stores classifications at the world’s largest airline.

IAM and United Agree to Expedited Contract Talks

Tue. August 14, 2012

The IAM this week announced an agreement with United Airlines to enter into expedited contract negotiations with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB) for six classifications covering 35,400 employees at the airline.

IAM and United Agree to Expedite Contract Talks

Mon. August 13, 2012

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced an agreement with United Airlines to enter into expedited contract negotiations with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB) for six classifications covering 35,400 employees at the airline.

Aerospace and Labor Join to Save U.S. Jobs

Fri. April 20, 2012

Orchestrating the Historic Organizing Win at United

Fri. March 09, 2012

It was a combination of grassroots organizing, legal prowess and sophisticated communication tactics that produced this week’s organizing victory for nearly 17,000 Passenger Service and Reservation Employees at the new United Airlines.

The election increases IAM membership in all classifications at United to 31,500 and marks the third consecutive airline organizing victory for the IAM Transportation Department. In addition to this week’s victory, previous wins among United Ramp & Stores (14,785) and ExpressJet Flight Attendants (2,200) brings the number of IAM members organized during the past eight months to nearly 34,000.

Machinists Union Wins Election for 17,000 at United Airlines

Wed. March 07, 2012

March 7, 2012 – In an election conducted by the National Mediation Board (NMB), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today won exclusive representation rights for nearly 17,000 Passenger Service and Reservation Employees at the new United Airlines.

IAM Wins NMB Appeal - Voting Rights Restored at United

Thu. February 16, 2012

The National Mediation Board (NMB) ruled today that nearly 1,000 current IAM members whom United Airlines was seeking to remove from the voter eligibility list have the right to vote in the Passenger Service and Reservation election.

United Airlines Attacks Workers’ Voting Rights

Tue. February 14, 2012

With less than two weeks before votes are counted in the representation election for nearly 18,000 Passenger Service and Reservation Employees at United Airlines, the National Mediation Board (NMB) ruled that nearly 1,000 United/Continental employees are ineligible to vote in the election that will conclude on February 21.

First Point of Contact

Fri. January 20, 2012

January 19, 2012 - They are the men and women on the front line at United Airlines.  The first point of contact for many passengers and the reason so many travelers come back to United year after year.

The Time Is Now!

Mon. December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011 - For the flight attendants at Express Jet, the time is now!

Looking Out For Delta Workers

Wed. September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 - The fight to protect workers at Delta Airlines is far from over.

FAA Held Hostage by GOP Extremists

Thu. August 04, 2011

The ongoing FAA shutdown that has caused furloughs of thousands of FAA employees and threatens nearly 90,000 construction workers will continue through much of August because House GOP leaders decided summer vacation was more important than airline safety.

Take action: Click here to tell Congress to stop the attacks on the FAA and workplace democracy.

NMB Sets Dates for Ramp/Fleet Election at United

Tue. June 14, 2011

The National Mediation Board (NMB) set July 7, 2011 as the starting date for a five-week election that can establish the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) as the collective bargaining representative for 14,300 Ramp/Fleet Service workers at the recently merged United and Continental Airlines.

White House Cites IAM members as Champions of Change

Thu. June 02, 2011

Two IAM members, Local 2339H member Rosalie Canton of Houston, TX and Local 754 member Andrew Sandberg of Jamaica, New York participated in a “Champion of Change” roundtable at the White House.

White House Cites IAM members as Champions of Change

Thu. May 26, 2011

Two IAM members, Local 2339H member Rosalie Canton of Houston, TX and Local 754 member Andrew Sandberg of Jamaica, New York participated in a “Champion of Change” roundtable at the White House.

Flight Attendants Resume Dialog on Reserve Issues

Thu. May 26, 2011

More than 20 Flight Attendants from Continental and United came together this week for the IAM’s second Reserve Summit, held at the IAM’s Education and Technology Center in Maryland.

NMB Looks At Delta

Tue. May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011 - The National Mediation Board or NMB is looking into allegations that Delta Airlines interfered during the union representation election.

Fact and Fiction in the Boeing Complaint

Tue. May 17, 2011

Right-wing lawmakers and conservative commentators continue to promote the notion that the Boeing Company and certain southern states should not be required to observe federal labor law, and that the federal agency charged with enforcing that law should be defunded and dismantled.

Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants Ready for Election

Thu. May 12, 2011

An enthusiastic group of IAM-Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants visited the IAM's Education and Technology Center in Southern Maryland to help coordinate resources for the upcoming representation election. The group discussed key issues surrounding the campaign and the importance of maintaining their IAM contract.

Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants Ready for Election

Thu. May 12, 2011

An enthusiastic group of IAM-Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants visited the IAM's Education and Technology Center in Southern Maryland to help coordinate resources for the upcoming representation election. The group discussed key issues surrounding the campaign and the importance of maintaining their IAM contract.

Single Carrier Ruling Issued for Ramp/Fleet at United Airlines

Thu. April 28, 2011

The IAM is welcoming the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) single carrier ruling for the Ramp and Fleet Service classifications at the recently combined United Airlines and Continental Airlines.

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