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  • Air Transport May 10, 2010

    Machinists Respond to NMB Rule Change

    The National Mediation Board (NMB) had published in the Federal Register its final change to rules governing representation elections conducted under the Railway Labor Act. The complete text of the rule change is available here. “Thousands of Machinists Union members and hundreds of members of Congress told the NMB that it was time to end its

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  • Air Transport May 2, 2010

    Machinists Warn of Obstacles to UAL/Continental Merger

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ (IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr. today issued the following statement in response to the proposed merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines: “A Continental/United combination must have what many past mergers failed to achieve: broad employee support. The Machinists will work closely with members of Congress and

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  • Air Transport April 15, 2010

    Airline Consolidation Rumors Take Flight

    On the heels of a single article that quoted an unnamed source about the prospect of additional mergers in the airline industry, US Airways stock surged as much as 26 percent in after hours trading and UAL stock jumped by eight percent. In a subsequent article by Ted Reed published in, IAM Transportation General

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  • Air Transport April 12, 2010

    IAM’s Progress at Delta Strikes a Nerve

    The IAM Transportation Department led a week-long, nationwide organizing blitz of Delta Air Lines workers that was so successful the airline’s CEO resorted to the threat of arrest in hopes it would impede the organizers’ progress. He was wrong. More than 100 organizers from the Transportation Department, Grand Lodge Organizing Department, Southern Territory, Districts 141,

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  • Air Transport March 11, 2010

    FAA Invites Recipes for Recovery

    “Without a serious commitment to protecting jobs, without new limits on unrestrained outsourcing and without a second stimulus program that is equal to the crisis this nation is facing, the airline and aerospace industries will continue to struggle, even if the rest of the economy recovers,” said International President Tom Buffenbarger, who spoke as the

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