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  • Air Transport March 11, 2010

    IAM, Alaska Airlines Open Negotiations

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 143 today announced it has opened collective bargaining for an amended contract covering 2,800 Alaska Airlines employees in the clerical, office and passenger service (COPS) group. The current agreement becomes amendable on July 19, 2010. “In these negotiations, just as in the rest of the

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  • Air Transport February 26, 2010

    Voting Rules, Interference Stymie Delta Workers

    Despite a high number of votes for the IAM, the election for 91 flight simulator technicians at the recently merged Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines was declared invalid by the NMB when fewer than 50 percent plus one of eligible employees participated in the Internet and telephone voting. The Machinists Union received 40 of

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  • Air Transport February 25, 2010

    IAM Signs Historic Agreement with Japanese Aviation Federation

    The IAM is the first North American transportation union to enter into an alliance agreement with the Japan Federation of Aviation Workers’ Unions (KOHKUREN), the largest federation of air transport workers in Japan. Both the IAM and KOHKUREN represent workers at the same airlines, including Northwest/Delta, United, Continental and others. “With the potential of a

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  • Air Transport February 4, 2010

    First IAM Election at Delta Air Lines Underway

    The National Mediation Board (NMB) yesterday mailed telephone and Internet voting instructions to nearly 100 Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines flight simulator technicians, opening a three week voting period in the first IAM election since Delta acquired Northwest. Pre-merger Northwest Sim Techs are IAM members, while their Delta counterparts are currently non-union. Voting will

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  • Air Transport February 4, 2010

    Support Airline Workers, Create Jobs: Complete the FAA Bill

    The Federal Aviation Administration has existed on eight short-term funding extensions since it first expired in September 2007. Meanwhile, the FAA needs updated safety, infrastructure and modernization programs, as well as protections for worker rights. An updated bill would also bring thousands of jobs. Please visit www.ttd.org to contact your Senators to urge them to

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