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  • Air Transport May 28, 2014

    ITF’s 43rd Congress

    Please click here to visit the International Transport Workers Federation’s (ITF) 43rd Congress website. Via the website, you can find out about what the Congress has to offer, register for the Congress or join its facebook event.

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  • Air Transport May 14, 2014

    Machinists Blitz DC

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week are facing an onslaught of delegates from the IAM’s Transportation Department. Speakers kicked off the 2014 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC on Monday by calling for an end to sequestration, trade agreements that benefit people instead of corporations and a renewed respect for federal workers. With midterm elections

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  • Air Transport May 6, 2014

    IAM Mourns Congressman Jim Oberstar, 79

    Former US Representative and chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Jim Oberstar (D-MN) died in his sleep Friday night. He was 79. In the transportation sector, Mr. Oberstar was world renown for his expertise regarding transportation issues and advocacy for public infrastructure investment to spur private growth. Mr. Oberstar was a champion of

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  • Air Transport April 29, 2014

    United Airlines’ Investors Sending Strong Message

    United Airlines last week reported a net loss of $609 million or $1.66 per share for the first quarter of 2014, which sent the carrier’s stock price to a three month low. In a conference call to discuss the carrier’s results, President and CEO Jeffrey Smisek blamed winter weather, increased competition in Asian markets and

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  • Air Transport April 22, 2014

    Machinists Union, Senator Schatz Urge United Airlines to Keep Jobs in Hawaiian Islands

    Representatives and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) today called on United Airlines to rethink its outsourcing plans in Kona, Maui and Lihue. United announced in mid-March that it will solicit bids from sub-contractors in an effort to lower the carrier’s costs by outsourcing fleet

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