News Tag: faa

Sort by
  • iMail , News February 14, 2012

    IAM Urges Obama to Veto Flawed FAA Bill

    Calling it “deeply flawed” and “a capitulation that upsets carefully balanced safeguards that have long existed in the Railway Labor Act,” IAM President Tom Buffenbarger urged President Obama to veto the “FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.” Approved by both houses of Congress after four years of temporary extensions and intense political wrangling, the

    Read more
  • News February 1, 2012

    Tell Congress to Protect Workers’ Rights, Pass a “Clean” FAA Bill

    TAKE ACTION NOW 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 world. But

    Read more
  • iMail , News August 9, 2011

    Senate Passes Temporary FAA Funding Measure

    The IAM applauds the Senate leadership for rising above the political games on Capitol Hill and passing a bi-partisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As a result, over 4,000 FAA employees and tens of thousands of airport construction workers can go back to work. The short-term extension expires

    Read more
  • iMail , News August 4, 2011

    FAA Held Hostage by GOP Extremists

    The ongoing FAA shutdown that has caused furloughs of thousands of FAA employees and threatens nearly 90,000 construction workers will continue through much of August because House GOP leaders decided summer vacation was more important than airline safety. House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) has stalled the FAA Reauthorization bill in a game of

    Read more
  • iMail , News April 5, 2011

    Machinists Pledge to Protect Voting Rights

    The IAM pledged it will continue to lobby lawmakers to prevent any repeal of majority voting rights recently granted to airline and rail workers by the National Mediation Board. The pledge follows a 223-196 vote in the GOP-controlled House to approve the FAA Reauthorization Bill, which included a provision to restore archaic voting guidelines that

    Read more