Month: January 2017

Still Time for IAM Members to Give Back During MLK Weekend

“The principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.” That’s how Dr. Martin Luther King described the labor movement. He stood with working people, and on April 4, 1968, he died fighting for them. King believed we could all play a part in uplifting humanity through acts of kindness and community service. …

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OSM Aviation, ITF Sign International Agreement to Protect Workers’ Rights

Norway’s OSM Aviation and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recognizing the right of employees to organize and laying the basis for genuine representation and collective bargaining rights to raise standards and working conditions, and to ensure professional services in the international aviation sector. “We’re a newcomer in …

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Last Chance to Register for Basic Web Development Class

Time is running out! Get registered now to be part of the March 12-17, 2017 Basic Web Development Class held by the IAM Communications department. The registration deadline is Thursday, January 12, 2017. Click here for the official call letter, course requirements and details. This is a basic-level class for lodges just beginning new websites and …

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IAM Flight Attendants Stand With British Airways Strikers

IAM crew members from across the United States are showing their support for striking British Airways mixed fleet, as they fight for fair wages and better working conditions. Solidarity is victory. Read the British Airways Solidarity Letter from IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. The post IAM Flight Attendants Stand With British Airways Strikers appeared …

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Attack on Workers Heats Up in Bluegrass State

It’s just a few short days into 2017 and union workers across the county are under attack by their state legislators. Kentucky lawmakers seem to be the frontrunners in the race to crush middle-class workers by proposing anti-worker legislation in both chambers, including “right-to-work” and repealing the state’s prevailing wage laws. If legislators pass “right-to-work” …

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Safer Working Conditions for IAM Ramp Service Members at United

United Airlines last week settled a lawsuit brought by the Labor Department (DOL) over working conditions for its Ramp Service workers at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport. The agreement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and United Airlines will eliminate hazardous conditions that required workers to bend, twist, reach and lift in ways …

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NJ Members at Trump Plaza get Raises in First Contract

Concierge employees, Porters and Doormen of IAM Local 447 working at the Jersey City, NJ Trump Plaza unanimously ratified their first contract recently with Planned Companies, bringing immediate wage increases of $2-3.00 an hour. In addition to the immediate raises, the members received many of the standard provisions of a union contract including vacations, holidays …

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