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  • Transportation July 3, 2020

    Happy Independence Day

    This weekend Americans proudly celebrate our independence and ability to self-govern. We must also acknowledge that not every American is able to enjoy our freedoms equally. Our country has come a long way since 1776, but there is clearly much work to be done before everyone in this country truly has the same protections and

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  • Transportation June 25, 2020

    Airline Labor Seeks Payroll Support Program Extension

    Three months ago I wrote to the membership stating we were about to face a situation unparalleled in our lifetime due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that nobody could accurately predict what would come next. The picture is now starting to get clearer, and it is not pretty.    In response to societal restrictions and the

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  • Transportation June 2, 2020

    It’s About Life or Death

    In the past few months, we have all been dealing with the deadly global COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented collapse of our economy. While we have a lot of work to do on these fronts, these are issues that will be resolved with time, science and sound policies.   Many Americans have been dealing with

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  • Transportation May 31, 2020

    IAM Thanks Flight Attendants on International Cabin Crew Day

    Today is International Cabin Crew Day, the first ever designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). On behalf of the entire Machinists Union, I offer a sincere thank you to all IAM-represented Flight Attendants and Flight Attendants around the world for all you do to keep us safe when we fly.   Like many customer

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  • Transportation May 27, 2020

    IAM Mourns the Loss of Kaulana Pakele

    The IAM is saddened to report the passing of DL 141 Hawaiian Airlines Safety Director Kaulana Pakele, who died Monday after he was found unresponsive in the water off Makaha Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. He was just 47 years old.   “Brother Pakele was a beloved member who tirelessly fought to ensure our members’ safety,” said General Vice

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