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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 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.

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.

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.

US Airways Chooses Labor Unrest

Tue. November 12, 2013
“US Airways’ celebration is premature,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney on the announcement of a deal between US Airways, American Airlines and the Department of Justice that removed government opposition to the proposed merger. “Until the carrier negotiates new contracts for its own IAM-represented employees, the new American Airlines will not get off the ground.”

Machinists Union: US Airways Chooses Labor Unrest

Tue. November 12, 2013

“US Airways’ celebration is premature,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney on the announcement of a deal between US Airways, American Airlines and the Department of Justice that removed government opposition to the proposed merger. “Until the carrier negotiates new contracts for its own IAM-represented employees, the new American Airlines will not get off the ground.”

Fighting Machinist, Charlie Bryan, Dies at 79

Wed. November 06, 2013

Former IAM District 100 President and leader of the famed IAM strike at Eastern Airlines in the late 1980’s died at a retirement community outside Orlando, Florida. He suffered from leukemia and Parkinson’s disease.

IAM Members Ratify Contracts at United Airlines

Tue. October 29, 2013

After more than four years of negotiations, a merger of three airlines and numerous representation elections, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced members at United Airlines ratified agreements covering approximately 30,000 fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees.

IAM Members Ratify Contracts at United Airlines

Tue. October 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., October 29, 2013 - After more than four years of negotiations, a merger of three airlines and numerous representation elections, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced members at United Airlines ratified agreements covering approximately 30,000 fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees.

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Contracts for Over 28,000 at United Airlines

Thu. September 26, 2013
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it has reached three tentative agreements with United Airlines covering over 28,000 workers from the Fleet Service, Public Contact and Storekeeper classifications.

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.

Looking Out For Delta Workers

Wed. September 21, 2011

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

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