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  • iMail , News January 25, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, January 25, 2007

    Machinists Address Pensions, Airline Management at Senate Merger Hearing General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr., was the sole labor representative at an important Senate hearing on airline mergers and industry consolidation. “Proposed mergers must be scrutinized to ensure that employees’ hard earned pensions are preserved,” said Roach before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

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  • iMail , News January 23, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, January 23, 2007

    Flight Attendants Vote on Pension Plan More than 9,000 Continental Flight Attendants are receiving ballots in the mail this week for a special vote to transition from Continental’s company-sponsored pension plan into the IAM National Pension Plan (NPP). An under-funded company plan and the prospect of a merger between Continental and United Airlines, whose Flight

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  • iMail , News January 23, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, January 18, 2007

    IAM Wins Connecticut Court Ruling on Arbitration Members of Local 743 employed at Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks, CT won a key victory recently when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Connecticut District Court’s decision compelling arbitration of a grievance filed by the Local. In 2005, Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., a division of United

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  • iMail , News January 17, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, January 11, 2007

    House Passes Overdue Minimum Wage Hike The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to increase the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour over the next two years. The measure, which passed by a 315-116 vote, would give many low-wage workers their first raise in nearly a decade. The minimum wage is currently at its lowest

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  • iMail , News January 17, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, January 16, 2007

    Raytheon Members Win New Contract Local 933 members at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ approved a tentative agreement, ending a 10-week strike against the aerospace-industry giant. The new agreement was hammered out with the help of a federal mediator during a marathon 18-hour negotiating session that began Friday and lasted until early Saturday morning.

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