Swissport Workers in Newark File for Election to Join IAM

Approximately 350 cargo warehouse and office workers at Swissport in Newark, NJ is taking a big step toward joining the IAM. The IAM Transportation Department on Tuesday filed for a union representation election with the National Labor Relations Board.

“Workers at Swissport deserve to have North America’s largest and strongest airline union fighting for them,” said Richard Johnsen, IAM Chief of Staff to the International President. “My thanks go to IAM Assistant Airline Coordinator James Carlson, Grand Lodge Representative Gary Naylor Jr., District 141 President and Directing General Chair Mike Klemm, as well as Frank Giannola, Carmelo Benedicto, and James Wells for their continued dedication to this important campaign.”

The IAM currently represents Swissport workers at several locations, including in Houston, Los Angeles, Montréal, and Chicago

“Swissport workers in Newark are seeking the dignity and respect on the job that only an IAM contract can bring,” said IAM Transportation Coordinator Edison Fraser. “We look forward to standing with them at every phase of this campaign and welcoming them into the IAM.”

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