In a letter to Senate and House leadership, IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. is urging members of the House and Senate to include this vitally important, bipartisan legislation in any COVID-19 pandemic relief package to be considered by Congress.
The legislation, led by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in the Senate and Reps. Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ron Estes (R-KS) in the House, would provide much-needed relief and help prevent mass layoffs to workers in the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance, overhaul and repair (MRO) industries.
“With global air travel stalled and travel booking forecast to remain at historic lows for some time, the domestic aerospace industry and the highly-skilled workforce on which it relies are facing dire economic consequence,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “It is vitally important to our national security, our domestic supply chain and our role in the global economy that we support this indispensable industry and the workers which are its backbone.”
IAM members must act now to tell your Senators and Representative to provide sorely needed relief to aerospace workers and help this critical workforce and supply chain weather the storm of this historic pandemic.
Call your Representative at 202-224-3121 to urge them to pass the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2021, and save thousands of crucial aerospace jobs.
“The aviation aerospace sector has lost so many jobs, and there are hundreds of thousands more at risk,” Cantwell said on the Senate floor. “We certainly want to continue to work on a bipartisan basis to make sure that as much of the aviation workforce that we can keep going, so as we return to the very competitive environment of aviation, that we have a workforce that is skilled there to do it.”