Unions and Airlines United for Safety

December 14, 2017 Admin 0


To reduce the number of workplace accidents at our nation’s airports, union activists promised to form stronger partnerships with airline and industry leaders at the IAM141 Safety Conference, which began on Tuesday.

The IAM141 Safety Conference is an annual event that brings together union leaders and activists, company representatives and workplace safety experts from around the nation to discuss the topic of workplace safety. Each year, attendees review ongoing safety issues and priorities and develop employee-level strategies for enforcing workplace safety.

Throughout the conference, speakers repeatedly underscored the importance of front-line workers actively partnering with company-based safety teams. … Read More...

IAM and AA Sign New ASAP Memorandum of Understanding

October 1, 2017 Admin 0


Today, the IAM and American Airlines signed a new MOU on the LUS ASAP program.  This new MOU fixes many of the problems we have had with the original ASAP program – most importantly, disciplinary action taken by the company against members who submit an ASAP report.

In August, General Chair Sean Ryan advised the company of our intention to shut down the ASAP program after 2 members were suspended and 1 was terminated over an ASAP submission.  Immediately following General Chair Ryan’s announcement, I was contacted by David Seymour, Senior Vice President, Tech Ops to discuss what can … Read More...

DL 142 Ground Safety Report – 06/02/16

June 2, 2016 Admin 0
Joint Air Transport Safety Committee Opens Conference, 
Presents Award to Hero Flight Attendant
Alyssa Schulte receives the JATSC Safety Appreciation Award. (From left to right: Transportation Department Assistant Airline Coordinator James Carlson, Alyssa Schulte, JATSC member and ExpressJet Flight Attendant Stephanie Starks and District 142 General Chairwoman Sara Gonzales).

The IAM Joint Air Transport Safety Committee (JATSC) opened its annual conference yesterday at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center with over 100 safety representatives from Districts 140, 141, 142 and the TWU-IAM Association. During the conference opening, ExpressJet Flight Attendant Alyssa Schulte from Local Lodge 2339-O in


DL 142 Ground Safety Report – Spring 2016

May 15, 2016 Admin 0

-By Ron Miller, Ground Safety Committee Director

Registration is open for the 2016 annual Ground Safety Training Conference, June 1-3 in Hollywood, Md.

Last year’s conference was full with a wait list, so this year we have reserved all of the rooms at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center.

The conference is hosted by the Joint Air Transport Safety Committee and includes three full days of instruction, networking and information-sharing focused on the theme, “Skills for Life: Pathways to Health and Safety.”

Joining District 142 at this event will be Districts 140 and 141, along with representatives from … Read More...