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  • Air Transport August 9, 2012

    IAM Calls on Turkish Government to Reinstate Workers

    In a meeting with Turkish Embassy officials in Washington D.C., Pantoja lodged an official complaint on behalf of the IAM and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and sought the immediate reinstatement of the 305 members of the ITF affiliate, Hava-Is. Turkish Embassy officials committed to relay the complaint to the Turkish Ambassador to the

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  • Air Transport July 30, 2012

    Delta to Shut Down Comair

    “Our Comair mechanics are all veteran employees. They care about this airline,” said IAM District 142 General Chairman Jim Samuel. “Delta should recognize that Comair is a quality carrier and its employees deserve to be treated better.” “Instead of utilizing its own feeder carrier, Delta chose to cannibalize itself in its continual cost-cutting pursuit,” said

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  • Air Transport July 23, 2012

    Flight Attendant Coalition Praises Inclusion of Flight Attendants Into Known Crewmember

    “Flight Attendants across the United States have secured a top priority: inclusion in the alternate, expedited security screening program, Known Crewmember. Flight Attendants are key partners in aviation security. Providing the same access to expedited, alternate screening for all crewmembers will help advance aviation security and the overall travel experience for passengers. “Including Flight Attendants in

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  • Air Transport July 20, 2012

    US Airways’ Parker Dines With American’s Unions, Disses Own Employees

    Parker claimed to have labor’s support of the merger, repeatedly citing the attendance of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Allied Pilots Association (APA). When questioned as to why US Airways’ unions were not invited to the soiree, Mr. Parker stated awkwardly, “They’re at work.” “Doug Parker

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  • Air Transport June 21, 2012

    Airline Alliance Unions Meet in Buenos Aires

    During the meeting, the One World of Labour Council (OWOLC) – the coalition of unions representing workers at Oneworld Alliance airlines – will also launch a new film and webpage. The new webpage,, and seven minute film One World, One Voice: How Global Unions Tackle Aviation Alliances are the latest campaigning tools in the

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