Machinists Union to Testify at United/Continental Merger Hearings

There are three Congressional hearings scheduled for the week of June 14, 2010 to investigate the proposed merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The Machinists Union has been invited to testify at all three hearings to ensure the concerns of 26,000 IAM members at Continental and United are heard.

IAM members in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as members who are able to fly in for the hearings, are welcome to attend. Members are encouraged to arrive early to be admitted into the hearing room and wear their uniforms and/or IAM apparel and union pins.

The three hearings are:

U.S. House of Representatives

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation
Date: June 16, 2010
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on the Judiciary
Date: June 16, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building

United States Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
Date: June 17, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building
 
The IAM’s testimony will be posted at www.goiam.org/mergers when the hearings begin.