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Thu. August 25, 2016

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IAM-represented Aircraft Mechanic perfoms engine work in Phoenix.

In its most recent study about the monitoring and safety of aircraft repair being outsourced to contractors, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found significant flaws in the way the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tracks and reports the maintenance of US commercial aircraft. The report charges that the FAA does not have a sufficient system that tracks the volume of work being done at each facility.

NMB Certifies IAM as Representative at McGee Air Services

Wed. August 10, 2016

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McGee Air Services Ramp Workers achieved union representation and a first contract in less than one month.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced that the National Mediation Board (NMB) certified the union as the bargaining representative for the Fleet and Passenger Service class and craft at McGee Air Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group.

TWU-IAM Association, American Airlines Agree to Industry Best Wage Hikes for 30,000 Ground Workers, Negotiations Continue

Thu. August 04, 2016


The TWU-IAM Association reached an interim agreement with American Airlines for industry-leading wage rates for 30,000 ground workers at the carrier.

Washington, D.C., August 5, 2016–The TWU-IAM Association today announced it has reached an interim agreement with American Airlines to provide approximately 30,000 ground workers industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements. Both sides will continue joint contract negotiations to resolve outstanding issues.

Machinists Union Achieves Recognition and First Contract at McGee Air Services

Wed. July 20, 2016

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached agreement on a first contract and a voluntary recognition agreement for approximately 25 Fleet Service workers at McGee Air Services, an Alaska Air Group ground handling subsidiary.

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, 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 www.iam141.org 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.

‘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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

United Ousts Smisek Amid Federal Probe; Munoz Named New CEO

Tue. September 08, 2015

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

Tue. August 11, 2015


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
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


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 Negotiators Prepare For Upcoming Bargaining

Wed. July 15, 2015

TWU-IAM Association negotiators are preparing for upcoming bargaining with American Airlines. Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores negotiating committees met at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center for an intense week of analyzing contract proposals. After the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the IAM and TWU joined forces with the goal of attaining joint contracts that reflect members' contributions to one of the airline industry's most profitable carriers.

IAM ExpressJet Flight Attendants Pound the Pavement, Demand Equal Pay

Wed. June 17, 2015

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.

Spirit Ramp Agents Approve First Contract by 98 Percent

Tue. June 09, 2015


The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) yesterday announced that Spirit Airlines Ramp Agents approved their first collective bargaining agreement by a staggering 98 percent.

TWU-IAM Association Gears Up For Joint Contract Talks

Tue. June 09, 2015

On the heels of the National Mediation Board's (NMB) certification of the TWU-IAM Association at American Airlines, the Fleet Service and Mechanic and Related negotiations committees have scheduled bargaining preparations at the Machinists Union's William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Complex in Hollywood, Maryland the week of July 6, 2015.

IAM Welcomes Southwest SOS Employees Into Union

Wed. June 03, 2015


The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) recently welcomed Southwest Airlines Source of Support (SOS) employees into the union after a majority of the work group signed authorization cards to join the IAM.

NMB Certifies TWU-IAM Associations at American

Fri. May 22, 2015

The National Mediation Board (NMB) this week certified the TWU-IAM Association for the Fleet Service, Mechanic and Related and Stores classifications as the 
collective bargaining agent for all of the above classifications at American 

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