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Over 600 Delegates Attend the 2015 IAM Transportation Conference

Sat. August 29, 2015

Sito and BuffGeneral Vice President Sito Pantoja presents International President Tom Buffenbarger a framed photo of one of Buffenbarger's heroes, John Lennon at the 2015 Transportation Conference.

The 2015 IAM Transportation Conference, the largest ever, kicked-off this week in Hollywood, Florida with 600 delegates, including delegates from the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and the Canadian Territory.

TCU Weighs In On Positive Train Control (PTC)

Fri. July 31, 2015

On Monday, July 27th, TCU National Vice President and Legislative Director Ron Kloos joined John Risch of the SMART Transportation Division in asking the U.S. Senate to support a revised deadline for rail carriers to implement Positive Train Control (PTC). The letter asks Senators not to allow a PTC extension to derail a potential long-term transportation funding bill and also warns of the potential impact of keeping the current end-of-year deadline.

Congress Punts on Surface Transportation Bill

Thu. July 30, 2015

As Congress heads home for the month of August they are again “kicking the can” – this time on the Surface Transportation (“Highway”) bill. While the Senate passed its version of the bill, the House of Representatives has refused to bring up the legislation before going on vacation. Now, instead of passing a 6-year authorization (with 3-year funding), the two chambers have voted to extend current funding levels for three months – hoping to give themselves time to come to an agreement on a long-term bill....

Buffenbarger Names Werkmeister as Transportation Department Special Representative

Fri. November 21, 2014

International President Tom Buffenbarger today announced John Werkmeister would join the Transportation Department as a Special Representative.

Gregory to Join Transportation Department Staff

Mon. September 08, 2014

International President Tom Buffenbarger today announced the appointment of Brianna Gregory as Transportation Department Education Representative.

ITF Congress Elects IAM/TCU Reps to Key Leadership Positions

Wed. August 20, 2014

The 43rd International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria ended on August 16th after a week of strategizing to protect transportation workers globally. The Congress of more than 1,700 delegates elected several IAM and TCU officials to leadership positions for a term of four years.

An Unstoppable Force

Fri. October 25, 2013

It was a proud moment as TCU and IAM joined forces again this year during the transportation union's annual meeting. Topping the list of discussion was health care and pensions.

Star of America

Wed. September 11, 2013

In the 1940's the world of aviation introduced the Constellation or "Connie." This plane broke records and ultimately gave people the opportunity to see the world.

Foxx Nominated to Head DOT

Mon. April 29, 2013

 
                                   Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has bee tapped to run the DOT

The Obama Administration today nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the Department of Transportation, replacing current Secretary Ray Lahood.

Foxx has received much praise for his efforts in expanding and improving Charlotte's transit infrastructure as a way to grow the economy. 

"The IAM looks forward to working with Mayor Foxx to address many of the nation's transportation issues," said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. "We look forward to assist in expediting Mayor Foxx' confirmation."  

The post requires Senate approval. 

COMTO's Celebrating Women Who Move The Nation Awards

Mon. March 25, 2013

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) honored ten women for demonstrated leadership abilities, commitment to diversity and inclusion, advocacy for other women and support of historically underutilized businesses in both the public and private sectors.  Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Never Giving Up The Good Fight

Fri. February 15, 2013

February is Black History Month.  A time to celebrate African Americans who in many cases changed the world with their contributions.  Labor leaders of today are still working to do the same.

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.

Delta to Shut Down Comair

Mon. July 30, 2012

Delta Air Lines announced Friday plans to shut down its commuter subsidiary Comair Inc. The IAM represents 224 aircraft maintenance and related workers at the airline who will be affected by the closure. Recognizing that Comair was having financial difficulties, IAM District Lodge 142 had attempted to negotiate an agreement that would address Delta’s attempt to reduce costs while providing for the future of Comair and the members the IAM represents. The IAM’s request for future job security was not met with a response.

Ready to Walk

Wed. June 20, 2012

Community! That was the message being shouted at this year's AIDS Walk held in New York City's Central Park.

IAM to Weigh US Airways Takeover of American Airlines

Fri. April 20, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C., April 20, 2012 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today reassured its members at US Airways that it will aggressively represent their interests in any potential takeover of bankrupt American Airlines.

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!

NMB Dismisses Passenger Service Charges Against Delta

Sat. December 10, 2011

The National Mediation Board (NMB) has dismissed the IAM’s election interference complaint against Delta Air Lines in the 2010 election the NMB held on behalf of the airline’s 15,400 Passenger Service employees.

Sito Pantoja to Lead IAM Transportation Department

Sun. November 20, 2011

Tapping into the wealth of experience that is among the IAM’s greatest resources, International President Tom Buffenbarger named Sito Pantoja to become the newest member of the IAM Executive Council. Pantoja will begin serving as General Vice President (GVP) of the Transportation Territory on January 1, 2012 and succeed current Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr., who will become the IAM’s General Secretary-Treasurer.

Sito Pantoja to Lead IAM Transportation Department

Sun. November 20, 2011

Tapping into the wealth of experience that is among the IAM’s greatest resources, International President Tom Buffenbarger named Sito Pantoja to become the newest member of the IAM Executive Council. Pantoja will begin serving as General Vice President (GVP) of the Transportation Territory on January 1, 2012 and succeed current Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr., who will become the IAM’s General Secretary-Treasurer.

Sito Pantoja to Lead IAM Transportation Department

Sun. November 20, 2011

Tapping into the wealth of experience that is among the IAM’s greatest resources, International President Tom Buffenbarger named Sito Pantoja to become the newest member of the IAM Executive Council. Pantoja will begin serving as General Vice President (GVP) of the Transportation Territory on January 1, 2012 and succeed current Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr., who will become the IAM’s General Secretary-Treasurer.

Check it Out: ExpressJet / Atlantic Southeast Flight Attendant Webcast

Tue. November 15, 2011

Hundreds of ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast Flight Attendants logged on and listened in to a live webcast where a quartet of IAM-represented Flight Attendants answered questions about contract negotiations, job security, seniority protection and the upcoming representation election.

Rail PEB Hearings End

Tue. October 25, 2011

The IAM, TCU, a coalition of nine other rail unions and rail carrier representatives have wrapped up a week of hearings before a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) in Washington, D.C. The parties are waiting for the PEB’s written recommendations for settlement of the contract dispute between the unions and the nation's Class 1 Freight Rail Carriers represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC).

A Yes For the IAM

Mon. September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011 - For the flight attendants at Express Jet Airlines the answer is simple...YES!

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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