Listening to the politicians, you’d think there weren’t any unions in the South. But working people in the region of the country with the lowest wages and fewest worker protections are quickly finding out there’s a way to reverse that trend – joining a union.
It was a combination of grassroots organizing, legal prowess and sophisticated communication tactics that produced this week’s organizing victory for nearly 17,000 Passenger Service and Reservation Employees at the new United Airlines. The election increases IAM membership in all classifications at United to 31,500 and marks the third consecutive airline organizing victory for the IAM
In an election conducted by the National Mediation Board (NMB), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today won exclusive representation rights for nearly 18,000 Passenger Service and Reservation Employees at the new United Airlines. The IAM received 8,305 votes during the seven-week election, while 5,865 votes were cast for no representation. The