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IAM Helps Defeat Anti-Flight Attendant Amendment

Tue. February 22, 2011
A coordinated effort by the IAM Legislative Team helped turn back an amendment proposed by anti-union Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to strike language in the FAA Reauthorization Bill extending OSHA protections to Flight Attendants. 

IAM Helps Defeat Anti-Flight Attendant Amendment

Tue. February 22, 2011
A coordinated effort by the IAM Legislative Team helped turn back an amendment proposed by anti-union Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to strike language in the FAA Reauthorization Bill extending OSHA protections to Flight Attendants. 

Global Road Shows Highlight IAM Advantages

Tue. February 22, 2011
Flight Attendants at Continental and United Airlines will have an opportunity to get answers about their upcoming representation elections at a series of informational meetings taking place across the United States. The IAM has also scheduled informational meetings for overseas-based Flight Attendants in Guam, Frankfort, London, Hong Kong and Narita.

Global Road Shows Highlight IAM Advantages

Tue. February 22, 2011
Flight Attendants at Continental and United Airlines will have an opportunity to get answers about their upcoming representation elections at a series of informational meetings taking place across the United States. The IAM has also scheduled informational meetings for overseas-based Flight Attendants in Guam, Frankfort, London, Hong Kong and Narita.

IAM Files to Represent Ramp, Stock Clerks at Combined UAL/Continental

Fri. January 21, 2011

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today filed applications with the National Mediation Board (NMB) asking the Board to rule that United Airlines and Continental Airlines are now operating as a single transportation system for union representation purposes in the Fleet/Ramp Service and Stock & Stores classifications. The NMB is the federal government agency that conducts union elections in the airline industry.

Continental Flight Attendants to Vote on New Contract

Thu. January 06, 2011
The IAM announced it reached a 20-month tentative interim agreement with Continental Airlines for a new contract covering the carrier’s 9,500 Flight Attendants. The agreement includes a critical no-furlough clause to protect IAM-represented Continental Flight Attendants throughout the life of the agreement.

Continental Flight Attendants to Vote on New Contract

Thu. January 06, 2011
The IAM announced it reached a 20-month tentative interim agreement with Continental Airlines for a new contract covering the carrier’s 9,500 Flight Attendants. The agreement includes a critical no-furlough clause to protect IAM-represented Continental Flight Attendants throughout the life of the agreement.

Tentative Pact with Alaska Airlines Features Job Security

Tue. December 14, 2010
The IAM and District 143 today announced a tentative agreement with Alaska Airlines that includes job guarantees for the carrier’s 2,600 Clerical, Office and Passenger Service (COPS) employees.

Machinists Union, Alaska Airlines Reach Tentative Agreement

Tue. December 14, 2010
Washington D.C., December 14, 2010 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), District 143, today announced a tentative agreement with Alaska Airlines that covers the carrier’s 2,600 Clerical, Office and Passenger Service (COPS) employees. 

Machinists Union, Alaska Airlines Reach Tentative Agreement

Tue. December 14, 2010
Washington D.C., December 14, 2010 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), District 143, today announced a tentative agreement with Alaska Airlines that covers the carrier’s 2,600 Clerical, Office and Passenger Service (COPS) employees.

“This agreement provides our members the wages they deserve and the job security they demanded,” said Jackie Fay, District 143 General Chairperson and chief negotiator. “The IAM negotiating committee is unanimously recommending membership ratification.”

Machinists File Objections over Delta Interference

Thu. December 09, 2010
The IAM filed a formal charge of election interference with the National Mediation Board (NMB) against Delta Air Lines in an election concluded November 18, 2010 for 13,000 Delta Fleet Service Workers.

The full text of the IAM protest to the NMB is available at www.IAM4Delta.org.

IAM Files for AirTran Representation Election

Tue. December 07, 2010
The IAM has asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to hold a representation election for more than 3,200 Fleet Service, Passenger Service and Reservation employees of Orlando-based AirTran Airways.

Continental Airline Workers Turning to IAM

Tue. November 09, 2010
While airline investors and executives envision the profits and cost savings they expect to reap from the United-Continental merger, ground employees at Continental are turning to the IAM as the best way to protect their interests as the merger goes forward. In the last month, more than 300 workers in three separate classifications at Continental have either won IAM representation or will soon have the opportunity to vote in union elections.

IAM Volunteers Go Door-to-Door for Delta Votes

Tue. November 02, 2010
From Atlanta to Detroit and from Memphis to Minneapolis, IAM members are on the road and on the phones speaking with employees at Delta Air Lines who are voting in historic elections that can give them a much-needed voice in the direction of their newly merged airline.

IAM Volunteers Go Door-to-Door for Delta Votes

Tue. November 02, 2010
From Atlanta to Detroit and from Memphis to Minneapolis, IAM members are on the road and on the phones speaking with employees at Delta Air Lines who are voting in historic elections that can give them a much-needed voice in the direction of their newly merged airline.

Continental Customer Service Agents in Toronto Join IAM

Tue. November 02, 2010
Concerns about job security in the wake of the merger between Continental and United Airlines led 41 Continental Customer Service agents in Toronto to vote decisively for the IAM as the best way to protect their careers.

‘Lift Us All’ Message Hits Home at Delta

Tue. October 19, 2010
With voting underway for 14,500 Fleet Service employees at Delta Air Lines, workers in six major cities held “Vote YES! to Lift Us All” rallies to remind their communities and their fellow workers of the critical issues at stake in the election.

‘Lift Us All’ Message Hits Home at Delta

Tue. October 19, 2010
With voting underway for 14,500 Fleet Service employees at Delta Air Lines, workers in six major cities held “Vote YES! to Lift Us All” rallies to remind their communities and their fellow workers of the critical issues at stake in the election.

OpenSkies Flight Attendants Choose IAM

Tue. October 19, 2010
Forty-eight Flight Attendants at OpenSkies have voted overwhelmingly for the IAM as their collective bargaining representative.

OpenSkies Flight Attendants Choose IAM

Tue. October 19, 2010
Forty-eight Flight Attendants at OpenSkies have voted overwhelmingly for the IAM as their collective bargaining representative.

IAM Launches ‘Lift Us All’ Media Campaign

Tue. October 05, 2010
The IAM this week began airing a series of television and radio ads aimed at raising community awareness and urging a ‘YES!’ vote in the upcoming union elections at Delta Air Lines.

Visit www.iam4delta.org for more information about the IAM campaign at Delta.

IAM Launches ‘Lift Us All’ Media Campaign

Tue. October 05, 2010
The IAM this week began airing a series of television and radio ads aimed at raising community awareness and urging a ‘YES!’ vote in the upcoming union elections at Delta Air Lines.

Visit www.iam4delta.org for more information about the IAM campaign at Delta.

United/Continental Merger Becomes Official

Tue. October 05, 2010
United Airlines and Continental Airlines officially merged and became United-Continental Holdings, Inc., an umbrella company that will operate the two airlines separately until they integrate operations.

United/Continental Merger Becomes Official

Tue. October 05, 2010
United Airlines and Continental Airlines officially merged and became United-Continental Holdings, Inc., an umbrella company that will operate the two airlines separately until they integrate operations.

Justice Department Approves Continental-United Merger

Tue. August 31, 2010
Late last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) concluded its investigation into the United-Continental merger and cleared the deal of anti-trust issues. A September 17 shareholder vote remains the only major hurdle left for the $3 billion merger.

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