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House Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill, Senate Votes Next

The House yesterday passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill that will renew the agency’s funding for another five years. The bill will provide long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation.   “This bill has provisions that …

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IAM Honors Aviation High School Graduates

Aviation High School recently held its annual graduation ceremony. Approximately 440 students received their high school diploma, with many earning their Airframe and Powerplant licenses certifying them to work as mechanics in the airline industry.    This year, both the Valedictorian and Salutatorian were presented with IAM scholarships. There were several other airline representatives and sponsors that …

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DL 19 Provides Railway Labor Act Training to Local Lodge 754

District Lodge 19 Assistant-to-the-PDGC/Educator Andrew Sandberg recently conducted a two-day training session for Local Lodge 754 representatives of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) in New York. The training introduced the 19 students to the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and the role that the labor-management relationship plays within the RLA.   “The training of our members …

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Machinists Union Signs Alliance Agreement with Spain’s Federación de Servicios a la Ciudadanía

GVP Pantoja and CCOO Civil Aviation General Secretary Manuel Sanchez Rollon as they completed signing the Alliance Agreement. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) signed an Alliance Agreement with Spain’s Federation de Services a la Ciudadania (CCOO). IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. and Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja signed the …

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More Than 800 Workers to Join IAM in Seattle

Ramp Service workers in Seattle offload an Alaska Airlines 737. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that McGee Air Services, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will begin operations in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in early May, adding more than 800 new members into the IAM. The IAM-represented McGee Air Services workers …

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IAM Objects to Voice Calls on Airplanes

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) submitted comments regarding the DOT’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning the “protection of passengers from being unwillingly exposed to inflight voice calls.” The DOT seeks comment on whether to prohibit airlines from allowing passengers to make voice calls from wireless mobile devices on domestic and/or …

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Justice Department Ruling on Passenger Service Assault Falls Short

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week ruled that passenger service agents are covered by legislation adopted in 2002 that set significant penalties and jail time for anyone who “interferes with airport and airline personnel who have security duties.” While the original intent of the statute had been to cover all airport employees with …

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IAM Stands with Striking British Airways Crew

IAM airline crew members from across the United States are showing their support for striking British Airways Mixed Fleet crew. Watch our Stand in Solidarity video. The Mixed Fleet crew, which operates some long and short haul flights, has been subjected to lower pay and substandard employment conditions compared to other British Airways employees since …

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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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