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  • Air Transport November 12, 2013

    US Airways Chooses Labor Unrest

    “US Airways’ celebration is premature,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney on the announcement of a deal between US Airways, American Airlines and the Department of Justice that removed government opposition to the proposed merger. “Until the carrier negotiates new contracts for its own IAM-represented employees, the new American Airlines will not get off

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  • Air Transport November 6, 2013

    Fighting Machinist, Charlie Bryan, Dies at 79

    Former IAM District 100 President and leader of the famed IAM strike at Eastern Airlines in the late 1980’s died at a retirement community outside Orlando, Florida. He suffered from leukemia and Parkinson’s disease. Born in the coalfields of West Virginia, Bryan began his career as an aircraft mechanic in 1952 with American Aviation before

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  • Air Transport October 29, 2013

    IAM Members Ratify Contracts at United Airlines

    After more than four years of negotiations, a merger of three airlines and numerous representation elections, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced members at United Airlines ratified agreements covering approximately 30,000 fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees. “I thank all IAM members for their patience and solidarity through this

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  • Air Transport October 28, 2013

    IAM, CSX Reach Historic Deal in West Virginia Plant

    Reversing a decades-long trend of sub-contracting locomotive maintenance work in the rail sector, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced an historic deal with CSX in the Huntington, West Virginia plant. “This is a huge win for IAM members,” said IAM District 19 President Jeff Doerr. “This deal will bring all four-axle

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  • Air Transport September 26, 2013

    Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Contracts for Over 28,000 at United Airlines

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C., September 26, 2013 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it has reached three tentative agreements with United Airlines covering over 28,000 workers from the Fleet Service, Public Contact and Storekeeper classifications. The tentative agreements preserve and improve pensions, stabilize healthcare costs and expand job

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