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  • Air Transport January 24, 2013

    IAM Presses for Further OSHA Protections for Flight Attendants

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) submitted comments to the Department of Transportation regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Crewmembers. “For many years the IAM has been concerned about the occupational safety of Flight Attendants and has advocated for OSHA to play a

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  • Air Transport November 30, 2012

    IAM Presses for OSHA Protections for Flight Attendants

    The Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a new policy that establishes the extension of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for Flight Attendants. “For too long Flight Attendants have worked without the protections provided for under OSHA regulations,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “The IAM has long fought for Flight Attendants to be

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  • Air Transport November 27, 2012

    IAM Calls for Tighter Regulation of Aircraft Repair Stations

    “IAM-represented aircraft mechanics have set the gold standard in aircraft maintenance. They ensure the airworthiness of aircraft and enable people to travel the world safely,” said Pantoja. “This standard is at risk as the outsourcing of critical safety-sensitive aircraft repairs has become the operating norm in an environment where air carriers ‘forum shop’ for cheap

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  • Air Transport November 5, 2012

    IAM Supports Delta Flight Attendants

    A few months ago, a dedicated team of Delta Flight Attendants initiated a true grass roots effort to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).  Acting without IAM assistance, hundreds of Flight Attendant activists have collected thousands of signed cards requesting an election to choose IAM representation. The Machinists Union itself has

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  • Air Transport September 28, 2012

    Horizon Air Stock Clerks Vote IAM

    The National Mediation Board today announced the IAM received a majority of votes cast and will represent 34 Stock and Stores Clerks at Horizon Air. IAM attorneys last month defended the rights of the newest Machinists, defeating Horizon Air’s attempt to reclassify the Stock and Stores Clerks as part of the Mechanics and Related craft.

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