IAM Mourns Passing of Former IAM Transportation GVP William Scheri

The IAM mourns the loss of former IAM General Vice President of Transportation William “Bill” Scheri. He recently passed away. “We send our prayers to the Scheri family,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “William Scheri was an invaluable part of the IAM Transportation Department and we will never forget his contributions to our … Read moreIAM Mourns Passing of Former IAM Transportation GVP William Scheri

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Participates in IAM-Delta Labor Day Visibility

While many were enjoying their hard-earned Labor Day holiday with their families, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and other labor leaders spent their Labor Day assisting IAM-Delta Activists at a card signing and hand-billing event at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million union members nationwide, is a strong supporter of the IAM-Delta … Read moreAFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Participates in IAM-Delta Labor Day Visibility

IAM Family Members Awarded Union Plus Scholarships

Union Plus recently awarded scholarships totaling $170,000 to 108 students representing 34 unions. Among the recipients are five students from IAM and TCU/IAM families. Taylor Miller of Oswego, IL, was awarded a $4,000 scholarship. She is a physics major at Spelman College in Atlanta, and plans to pursue graduate degrees in interactive telecommunications and solar … Read moreIAM Family Members Awarded Union Plus Scholarships

IAM Members at Alaska Airlines Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contracts

Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced its Alaska Airlines membership overwhelmingly ratified two contracts covering 5,000 Clerical, Office, Passenger Service, Reservations, Ramp and Stores Workers at the Seattle-based carrier. The five-year accords run through September 2024 and provide pay increases between 10-16 percent on … Read moreIAM Members at Alaska Airlines Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contracts

Delta Workers Steal the Spotlight at AFL-CIO’s DNC ‘Labor Briefing’ in Detroit

Delta workers Masayo Tyner and Andy Hamilton joined IAM International President Bob Martinez in addressing attendees at the AFL-CIO’s “Labor Briefing” to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) yesterday and shared their experiences about Delta’s continuous assault on workers’ rights at the carrier. Tyner, a 12-year Delta flight attendant based in Detroit, educated the audience on … Read moreDelta Workers Steal the Spotlight at AFL-CIO’s DNC ‘Labor Briefing’ in Detroit

Democratic Presidential Candidates Meet with Detroit Delta Workers Fighting for Machinists Union Vote

Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants and Fleet Services Workers vying for a vote to join the IAM met with three Democratic presidential candidates on Monday, July 29 to raise awareness about the carrier’s anti-union tactics. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) as well as U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) met separately with … Read moreDemocratic Presidential Candidates Meet with Detroit Delta Workers Fighting for Machinists Union Vote

IAM Testifies on Capitol Hill on Behalf of Railroad Membership

Andrew Sandberg, IAM District 19 Assistant to the President, came to Capitol Hill to testify before the U.S. House subcommittee on rail policy. A massive operational change, known as Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), is currently upending the railroad industry—threatening the jobs, health and safety of IAM members. It is also significantly impacting the massive freight … Read moreIAM Testifies on Capitol Hill on Behalf of Railroad Membership

IAM Reaches Tentative Deal for New Contracts at Alaska Airlines

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers today announced that it has reached tentative agreements on contracts covering approximately 5,000 clerical, office, passenger service, reservations, ramp and stores workers at Alaska Airlines. The tentative accords prohibit the outsourcing of work, increase base wage rates 14 percent, on average, … Read moreIAM Reaches Tentative Deal for New Contracts at Alaska Airlines

Congress Calls on Delta Air Lines to Stop Anti-Union Campaign

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and more than 70 members of Congress wrote a letter calling on Delta Air Lines to immediately cease their anti-union campaign that has been extensively reported on in recent weeks. As Delta’s Flight Attendants and Fleet Service Workers decide whether to form a union with the IAM, Delta has engaged … Read moreCongress Calls on Delta Air Lines to Stop Anti-Union Campaign

IAM, TWU Ask National Mediation Board to Force American Airlines to Bargain

The Transport Workers Union-IAM Association at American Airlines is asking the National Mediation Board (NMB) to step in to stop the carrier’s delay tactics that have stalled contract negotiations. “These negotiations have reached the critical end stage with the largest scope and economic issues yet to be resolved,” reads the letter to the NMB . … Read moreIAM, TWU Ask National Mediation Board to Force American Airlines to Bargain