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  • Air Transport January 5, 2014

    Genesee and Wyoming Acquires Canadian Pacific’s DM and E

    Canadian Pacific announced its intention to sell a portion of its Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern (DM&E) line to Genesee and Wyoming Inc. Per IAM District 19 policy, the law firm of Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos and Parcelli has been retained to ensure that all labor protective provisions and collective bargaining agreements are strictly enforced under the

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  • Air Transport January 3, 2014

    305 Turkish Airlines Workers Reinstated

    Turkish Airlines and Hava-Is, a Turkish affiliate of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), reached an agreement that will reinstate 305 terminated Turkish Airlines workers and end a 20-month dispute at the airline. The 305 workers were terminated after taking action in May 2012 to protest legislation banning strikes in the Turkish aviation industry. Despite

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  • Air Transport December 20, 2013

    ITF Meeting Highlights MRO Issues

    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) representatives participated in a series of meetings hosted by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)—which the IAM is affiliated—to ensure IAM members’ interests are represented on the global stage. A meeting on Flags of Convenience, a common practice in the maritime industry that is spreading to aviation,

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  • Air Transport December 18, 2013

    IAM Meets with National Mediation Board and US Airways

    National Mediation Board (NMB) exercised its authority to call a short notice meeting between the leadership of the IAM and US Airways at the NMB offices in Washington, DC on December 17, 2013 to discuss the status of ongoing negotiations. The meeting was not for the purpose of negotiations that would otherwise occur at the

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  • Air Transport December 18, 2013

    Buffenbarger Urges Congress Not to Drop Hammer on Unemployed

    Amid a painfully slow economic recovery, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger called on Congress to extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) to the nation’s unemployed. “Since 1958 Congress has continued the EUC program when long term unemployment, as a percent of the workforce, is as high as it is now,” said Buffenbarger. “Long term unemployment remains

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