Both the IAM’s Transportation and Legislative Departments have met, and will be meeting, with US senators, representatives, state and local officials to plan a course of action to possibly maintain IAM-represented workers in 15 locations United targeted for outsourcing.
“I’d like to thank IAM Airline Coordinator Ira Levy and our Legislative Department’s Co-Director Hasan Solomon for enlisting help from Capitol Hill,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “The IAM will have the backing of US senators, representatives and state and local officials in our efforts to keep IAM members in these cities. While IAM members’ contracts at United protect their employment, there is no good economic reason why United should consider outsourcing this work.”
Senator Brian Schatz’ (D-Hawaii) Chief of Staff, Andrew Winer, will attend IAM Local Lodge 1979’s meeting on Wednesday April 9, 2014 to speak with IAM members about efforts thus far and future plans to possible preserve IAM-represented jobs in the Hawaiian Islands.
IAM representatives and IAM-represented workers from Cleveland will meet on Wednesday April 9, 2014 with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in Washington D.C. to discuss the Cleveland downsizing and the possible outsourcing in Columbus, Ohio.
IAM-represented workers are encouraged to visit www.iam141.orgfor more information.