The National Mediation Board (NMB) has authorized an election for approximately 35 National Airlines Flight Attendants to form a union with the IAM. The Flight Attendants sought out the IAM’s assistance, citing a lack of respect from National management, poor work rules and sub-standard pay and benefits.
“National Airlines Flight Attendants just want to be treated with the respect they have earned and deserve,” said Richie Johnsen, IAM Chief of Staff to the International President. “They can be assured that the IAM will use its full power and resources to bring their quest to form a union with the Machinists Union to fruition.”
The NMB will mail ballots to the flight attendants on December 9, 2021. The voting period will take place from December 16, 2021 through January 20, 2022, with the final tally being held on January 20.
National Airlines, an Orlando-based carrier, has supported industry and governments, aided military forces and provided subsistence logistics solutions to some of the most remote global locations. National Airlines has grown from a small, regional U.S. cargo airline, to one of the world’s leading air cargo carriers, and ultimately into a passenger airline.
The IAM is the largest airline union in North America, representing over 100,000 airline workers.