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  • Air Transport February 3, 2012

    Sign Petition to Veto FAA Bill

    Congress is considering an FAA Reauthorization bill that will harm air and rail workers rights to form unions and, in the case of mergers, endanger current union members’ bargaining rights. As the Machinists Union and a diverse coalition of 18 other unions fights daily in Congress to remove the anti-worker provisions and support passage of

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  • Air Transport February 1, 2012

    URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Tell Congress to Pass Clean FAA Bill

    Click Here to Take Action For years, Congress has tried to pass a long-term funding bill called “FAA Reauthorization” that would provide stable funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and allow it to focus on modernizing the nation’s air traffic control system, rebuild the nation’s airports and keep air travel the safest in the

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  • Air Transport January 26, 2012

    Machinists Union Opposes Proposal to Cripple Voting Rights in FAA Bill

    Sito Pantoja, General Vice President of Transportation for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today issued the following statement criticizing a Congressional proposal that provides long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding at the expense of airline and rail workers’ rights to join unions: “While the Machinists Union supports FAA reauthorization and the

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  • Air Transport November 16, 2010

    GOP Governor Gives Rail Jobs the Boot

    The newly-elected Republican governor of Wisconsin is under fire for canceling a regional rail project that could mean thousands of jobs and provide a high speed rail link between Milwaukee and Madison, WI. Hundreds gathered this week at the Milwaukee plant of train maker Talgo Inc. to protest Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker’s decision to refuse

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  • Air Transport August 4, 2010

    IAM Responds to Proposed Atlantic Southeast-ExpressJet Merger

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr. today issued the following statement in response to the announcement of a proposed merger between ExpressJet Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines: “It is not a surprise that the merger-mania roiling the major airlines is spreading to regional carriers. The lack

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