Air Transport

Sort by
  • Air Transport December 9, 2013

    IAM Skips ‘New’ American Airlines’ Debut

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it declined management’s invitation to participate in the “new” American Airlines’ opening bell ceremony at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport celebrating the carrier’s first day of stock trading on the NASDAQ. “Make no mistake, this airline has ignored and disrespected IAM members at US Airways

    Read more
  • Air Transport December 6, 2013

    IP Buffenbarger Calls on Congress to Block Mobile Voice Calls in Flight

    IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger yesterday called on Congress to intervene and stop a proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would allow mobile voice calls in flight. In a move that neither passengers nor flight crews support, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks to “give airline passengers the same communications access in the

    Read more
  • Air Transport December 3, 2013

    Machinists Union Calls on Congress in US Airways Dispute

    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has called on various state congressional delegations to press US Airways to settle its contract dispute with IAM members at the carrier. IAM members have been in negotiations for the mechanic and related, maintenance training specialist, fleet service and stockroom employees for almost three years. During that

    Read more
  • Air Transport November 27, 2013

    IAM, TWU Discuss US Airways/American Merger

    IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja and Transportation Department Staff met this week with the newly elected leadership of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) in Washington DC. The parties made general introductions discussed the TWU-IAM Joint Employee Associations and issues related to single carrier status. Both unions agreed that in locations where one carrier is

    Read more
  • Air Transport November 15, 2013

    Districts 141, 142 Set to Bargain With Hawaiian Airlines

    IAM Transportation Districts 141 and 142 have completed negotiations preparation for the upcoming round of collective bargaining with Hawaiian Airlines. The training sessions began with Airline Coordinator, Ira Levy, offering an overview of the airline industry, and Winpisinger Center Director, Chris Wagoner, discussing the different facets of the program. Participants then reviewed team dynamics, legal,

    Read more