IAM to Testify at United/Continental Merger Hearings

There are three Congressional hearings scheduled this week to investigate the proposed merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The Machinists Union has been invited to testify at all three hearings to ensure the concerns of 26,000 IAM members at Continental and United are heard.

IAM members in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as members who are able to fly in for the hearings, are welcome to attend. Members are encouraged to arrive early to be admitted into the hearing room and wear their uniforms and/or IAM apparel and union pins.

The three hearings are:

U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation
Date: June 16, 2010
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on the Judiciary
Date: June 16, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building

United States Senate
Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
Date: June 17, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building

The IAM’s testimony will be posted at www.goiam.org/mergers when the hearings begin.

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