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SM Cargo Agents Vote Yes for IAM Representation

Wed. August 17, 2016

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Houston-based SM Cargo Agents today voted to join the IAM and will continue their campaign for a first contract.

Seeking improved working conditions, a better quality of life for their families and fairness on the job, approximately 250 SM Freight Cargo workers today became the newest members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The National Mediation Board conducted the election, with 81 percent of employees voting in favor of IAM representation.

IAM Requests ‘Proffer of Arbitration’ in Effort to Conclude Negotiations With ExpressJet

Wed. January 20, 2016

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After more than five years of negotiations, IAM International President Bob Martinez today requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) issue a "proffer of arbitration" to the IAM and ExpressJet in an attempt to conclude the years-long contract negotiations.

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 

NMB Rules American Airlines a Single Carrier

Wed. April 15, 2015

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In an announcement that brings us one step closer to joint contract negotiations for more than 30,000 Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores employees at American Airlines, the National Mediation Board (NMB) today ruled that the carrier is operating as a single transportation system.

Today's determination is a necessary precursor to certifying the TWU-IAM Association, an alliance formed by both unions after the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, as the collective bargaining representative for the above employees at the merged carrier.

NMB Process Plods Along

Thu. March 05, 2015
The National Mediation Board (NMB) yesterday requested additional information from the TWU/IAM Association relating to our request for a determination of Single Carrier Status (SCS). Specifically, the NMB asked for documentation related to both American Airlines and US Airways Simulator Technicians.

IAM, TWU Alliance moves forward with American Airlines Single Carrier Filing

Wed. August 06, 2014
In a move that will lead to joint contract negotiations for more than 30,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Transport Workers Union (TWU), the two unions today jointly petitioned the National Mediation Board (NMB) asking it declare that post-merger American Airlines and US Airways are now operating as a single transportation system for employees in the Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service and Stores classifications.

Machinists, US Airways Reach Tentative Agreement on Contracts for 11,000

Mon. June 16, 2014

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached tentative agreements with US Airways on contracts covering approximately 11,000 mechanic and related, fleet service, maintenance training specialist and stock clerk employees.

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.

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 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.

Machinists to NMB: Contracts Now!

Tue. September 10, 2013
The National Mediation Board (NMB) today held a “status conference” with IAM Districts 141 and 142 regarding the ongoing US Airways Mechanic and Related and Fleet Service contract negotiations. The NMB will meet with the company tomorrow.

NMB Sets Election Dates

Fri. June 07, 2013

The National Mediation Board (NMB) today announced the dates for the representation election to be conducted for the Mechanic and Related class and craft at US Airways. The NMB will mail voting instructions to eligible voters on July 8, 2013. 

Voting will be conducted by Telephone Electronic Voting and Internet Voting. 

The votes will be tabulated and the results announced at 2pm on August 12, 2013 at NMB headquarters in Washington, DC.

Please visit www.usaamerger.com for more information.

NMB Authorizes Election at US Airways

Thu. June 06, 2013
The National Mediation Board (NMB), an agency of the federal government, today announced that a representation election will be conducted for the Mechanic and Related class and craft at US Airways. 

IAM Holds Informational Pickets at US Airways

Fri. April 26, 2013

In response to US Airways’ refusal to negotiate a contract with the airlines’ IAM-represented Mechanics and Related workers, informational pickets were held yesterday at US Airways’ largest locations. IAM members took their dispute public and informed US Airways’ passengers and the media about their fight for a fair contract with what will be the largest global carrier.

“We’ve been in negotiations for over two years with US Airways and their last proposal was insulting,” said IAM District 142 President Tom Higginbotham. “We intend to utilize every available option within the law to secure fair contracts at US Airways, including picketing US Airways.”

The IAM recently requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) release the parties from mediated talks. If released by the NMB, a 30-day “cooling off” period would begin and if no agreement can be reached, the IAM would then be free to strike. The NMB has yet to respond to the IAM’s request.

Click here to read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette story.

Click here to read the WBTV.com story.

Machinists Request NMB Release Mechanics at US Airways

Wed. March 20, 2013

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today formally requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) release its US Airways Mechanic & Related members from further mediated contract negotiations and initiate a thirty-day countdown to a strike.

When the NMB releases both parties from mediated talks, the agency would then make a proffer of binding arbitration. If either party rejects the proffer, a 30-day cooling off period would begin. If an agreement still cannot be reached by the end of the 30 days, IAM members would be free to strike.

IAM and LIRR Negotiations Stall

Tue. November 13, 2012

The IAM has requested the National Mediation Board (NMB) release the IAM from mediated contract talks with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). If granted, a release would trigger a 30-day “cooling off” period. If an agreement still cannot be reached during that time, either party may engage in self-help.

NMB Certifies IAM to Represent Fleet Technical Instructors at United Airlines

Tue. September 18, 2012

The National Mediation Board (NMB) yesterday certified the IAM as the authorized representative of 185 Fleet Technical Instructors (FTIs) at the airline formed by the merger of United, Continental and Continental Micronesia.

NMB Weighs Election Rules for Airline Mergers

Thu. June 21, 2012

The IAM spoke out for transportation workers’ rights at a recent hearing before the National Mediation Board (NMB) to consider procedures governing representation disputes following an airline merger.

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Orchestrating the Historic Organizing Win at United

Thu. March 08, 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.

Voting Period Extended at United Airlines

Thu. February 23, 2012

Nearly 17,000 Passenger Service and Reservation employees at the new United Airlines have until March 7, 2012 to cast ballots in the historic election to determine union representation for their classification.

IAM Urges Obama to Veto Flawed FAA Bill

Tue. February 14, 2012

Calling it “deeply flawed” and “a capitulation that upsets carefully balanced safeguards that have long existed in the Railway Labor Act,” IAM President Tom Buffenbarger urged President Obama to veto the “FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.”

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Sign Petition to Veto FAA Bill

Fri. February 03, 2012

Congress is considering an FAA Reauthorization bill that will harm air and rail workers rights to form unions and, in the case of mergers, endanger current union members’ bargaining rights.

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Tell Congress to Pass Clean FAA Bill

Wed. February 01, 2012

For years, Congress has tried to pass a long-term funding bill called “FAA Reauthorization” that would provide stable funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and allow it to focus on modernizing the nation’s air traffic control system, rebuild the nation’s airports and keep air travel the safest in the world. But each time the bill gets close to passage, special interests attach unrelated conditions that prevent passage of a “clean” long-term bill.

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