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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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  • Air Transport September 19, 2013

    IAM Honors Heroic Flight Attendant

    Sandra Hinojosa is presented with the IAM Excellence in Safety Award at the District 142 Convention in Orlando, Florida. From left to right: General Vice President Sito Pantoja, District 142 President Tom Higginbotham, award recipient Sandra Hinojosa, JATSC Chairman Ron Miller and JATSC Coordinator Stephanie Starks.  To honor her heroism and quick response to avert

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  • Air Transport September 11, 2013

    Remembering, Honoring the 9/11 Fallen

    Then the unthinkable occurred. Two United Airlines and two American Airlines aircrafts were hijacked and used as suicide missiles to murder over 3,000 innocent people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Flight Attendants were the first targets that day. This act of barbarism sent shockwaves through the civilized world, but

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  • Air Transport September 10, 2013

    Machinists to NMB: Contracts Now!

    Amid the continuing uncertainty surrounding the American-US Airways merger, the purpose of the conference was to discuss outstanding issues and both parties’ positions on these issues. “During this entire process we have been crystal clear with US Airways that our contracts come before merger distractions,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney. “But all we

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  • Air Transport September 10, 2013

    Flight Attendants Join Together on Capitol Hill in Effort to Close Funding Gap

    In 2002, Congress authorized the creation of a national memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as part of the National Park System, to honor the crewmembers and passengers of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, gave their lives to prevent an attack on the United States Capitol. This national memorial, marking the final resting place of

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