Month: August 2021

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines

The IAM is pleased to report that it has reached a strong new tentative agreement at Southwest Airlines for approximately 7,000 IAM-represented Customer Service Employees (Customer Representatives, Customer Service Agents, Source of Support Representatives). The IAM negotiating committee is working diligently to finalize the tentative agreement language. Additional information and materials will be forthcoming. “I […]

Women of Labor

Just a block south of the U.S. Capitol, the Machinists Union’s Political and Legislative Department is hard at work, making sure our members’ concerns are top priority. Part of the job includes networking and lobbying through groups like Women of Labor. “So, the Women of Labor is an organization of women who work on the Hill, […]

Machinists Support Calls to FAA to Use Civil Action, Fines to Address Unruly Airline Passengers

The IAM praised a recent letter the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent to the Federal Aviation Administration, urging the agency to take swift actions like civil enforcement and steep fines to help thwart the growing number of assaults on airline employees.   “On top off being overworked, fatigued and under constant stress, our airline membership is being […]

Machinists Union Remembers Working Families Hero Richard Trumka

Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the largest aerospace and defense union in North America, released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka: “Today, workers across the world mourn the loss of a labor movement giant and working people’s champion, […]

In Potentially Wide-Ranging Victory, Labor Department Rules IAM Flight Trainers Covered by Service Contract Act

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour division recently sided with the Machinists Union in its decision that U.S. Air Force contractors employed by FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC) are covered under the Service Contract Act (SCA). The federal agency’s Aug. 2 ruling creates opportunities for the IAM to negotiate stronger labor contracts with Service Contract employers who have to […]

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