The National Mediation Board has certified the IAM as the collective bargaining representative for 1,035 Stores/Material Specialists at the new United Airlines.
“The IAM’s full strength and resources will be used to negotiate a contract for all Stores workers that rewards them for the critical role they play in the operation of the world’s largest airline,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney.
The IAM has represented United Airlines’ Stock & Stores employees for decades. Continental’s Material Specialists were unrepresented, but a majority of the group signed authorization cards supporting the IAM. Because the IAM already represented a substantial majority of the employees in the classification, more than 76%, the NMB certified the Machinists Union as the representative for the combined group.