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  • Air Transport March 20, 2013

    IAM Fights to Ensure Fair Treatment of Flight Attendants

    Full-time Flight Attendants typically work 65-90 paid flight hours per month, with additional hours spent on the ground where the Flight Attendants are still on duty but receive no pay.  Under the PPACA employees are only considered full-time if they work 30 hours of service per week or 130 hours per month. Thus, due to

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  • Air Transport February 14, 2013

    Machinists Union to US Airways: Contracts First, Merger Second

    “IAM members at US Airways need and deserve contracts now,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney. “The Machinists Union will not allow US Airways to stall our members’ contract negotiations while it devotes its attention to merging with American Airlines. The IAM is prepared to support this merger only if it provides real value

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  • Air Transport February 13, 2013

    Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreements for 32,500 at United Airlines

    Negotiations for 1,500 IAM-represented employees in the Fleet Maintenance Instructor, Fleet Technical Instructor, Food Service Employee and Security Officer classifications are continuing. “These landmark agreements provide retroactive wage increases, signing bonuses, traditional pension increases plus a 401(k) match, improved job security and additional affordable healthcare options,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney. “The IAM

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  • Air Transport February 11, 2013

    DOL Extends FMLA Protections to Flight Attendants

    “Not long after the passage of the FMLA in 1993, IAM-represented Flight Attendants negotiated FMLA provisions that were the envy of the industry,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “The IAM could not wait 20 years for Congress to address their oversight, but the Machinists Union never stopped fighting for all Flight Attendants.” The

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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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