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  • IAM International News , iMail , News November 25, 2014

    Norwegian Air Peddles Scheme to Fly into U.S., Abolish Worker Rights

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is expected to rule on Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit soon. NAI CEO Bjorn Kjos continued his campaign to attain a permit in a speech last week at the International Aviation Club in Washington, DC. Kjos’ scheme centers on the “Flags of Convenience”

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  • IAM International News , iMail , News November 20, 2014

    ITF Taps Klima, Da Costa for Leadership Posts

    Two IAM officials have ascended to leadership positions in the 4.5-million member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). IAM Airline Coordinator Tim Klima was elected Vice Chair of the Ground Staff Committee of the ITF’s Civil Aviation Section at the federation’s recent conference. IAM Canadian Airline Coordinator Carlos Da Costa was appointed Chairperson of the ITF’s

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  • IAM International News , iMail , News November 13, 2014

    Historic Brazilian Aerospace Strike Ends, But Workers Continue Struggle

    Herbert Claros, Vice-Chairman of the Metalworkers’ Union of São José dos Campos, rallies Embraer workers in October 2013. Around 10,000 workers at the Brazilian aerospace company recently struck for fair wages and better profit sharing. Workers for Embraer in São José dos Campos, Brazil have vowed to continue their fight for fair wages after narrowly

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  • IAM International News October 3, 2014

    Union Leader Elected Sweden’s New Prime Minister

    Newly elected Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger after signing an alliance agreement in Stockholm, Sweden, to increase cooperation between the IAM and IF Metall in 2007. The IAM welcomed news that former welder and global trade union partner Stefan Löfven has been elected as Sweden’s next Prime Minister. “This

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  • IAM International News , Press releases September 14, 2014

    Machinists Union Leaders Cheer Sweden’s Election Results

    Washington, D.C., September 14, 2014 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed news that former welder and trade union leader Stefan Löfven is poised to become Sweden’s next Prime Minister. “Stefan Löfven’s skills as a union negotiator will be invaluable as he prepares to manage one of Europe’s most successful

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