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  • Air Transport August 2, 2010

    IAM Files For Stores Clerk Election

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has filed an application with the National Mediation Board (NMB) seeking a single carrier ruling for Delta Stores employees.   A single carrier ruling is required before having a union representation election, and a separate ruling must be made for each classification seeking an election. This follows

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  • Air Transport June 17, 2010

    Machinists Call For Airline Re-Regulation

    After two days of Congressional hearings into the proposed merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines, many in Congress are questioning whether further airline consolidation is in the best interest of employees, passengers and taxpayers. “United and Continental are repeating a strategic move that many airlines before them have made but that has brought sustained

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  • Air Transport June 15, 2010

    Machinists Union Questions United/Continental Merger Fallout

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ (IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr. will testify before three Congressional Committees this week about the proposed merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines. “The IAM is concerned that the new entity may be too big to succeed,” said Roach. “Failure of such a large entity

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  • Air Transport June 11, 2010

    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,

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  • Air Transport June 1, 2010

    IAM, PBGC Discuss UAL/Continental Pensions

    Machinists’ Union representatives met with acting director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Vince Snowbarger and his staff this week to discuss the impact a merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines could have on employee pension plans. General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr., District 141 President Rich Delaney, District 142 President Tom Higginbotham

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