Heavy Hearts at the Passing of Richard Pascarella

July 29, 2018 Admin 0

07/29/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters of District 141,

Our hearts are heavy today as we share the sad news of the passing of Assistant General Chair and our friend and Brother Richard Pascarella. He died suddenly on Saturday in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Brother Pascarella started his career at United Airlines in 1989, where he joined IAMAW Capital Lodge 1759 in Herndon, VA. He began serving IAM members as Shop Steward, and later held leadership positions at the local lodge as Educator, EAP Representative, Grievance Committee Chair, Vice President and President. He was elected Vice President of the Virginia … Read More...

IAM141 in the Spotlight at 2018 Committee Conference

May 26, 2018 Admin 0

05/25/2018
IAM141 was in the spotlight on Tuesday, as IAMAW International President Robert Martinez spoke before a full house of Machinists and Union Activists in New Orleans.

In his speech, delivered at the 2018 IAM141 Committee Conference, Martinez praised the hard work and dogged fighting spirit of IAM141 members. “I want to thank you for everything that you do, day in, day out, for our membership, on a wide range of fronts in this great district.”

International President Robert Martinez holds the highest elected position in the Machinists Union, an organization with more than 600,000 workers throughout North America. Since … Read More...

GVP Pantoja Visits Philadelphia Local, Talks American Negotiations

April 4, 2018 Admin 0

04/04/2018

On Tuesday, Transportation GVP Sito Pantoja visited members in Philadelphia and attended a meeting at Local Lodge 1776. GVP Pantoja, along with members of the IAM negotiating team on American Airlines, met with local leaders and committee members to provide an update on the status of negotiations. An industry report was also given to the membership, focusing on the American negotiations.
Members expressed their support and solidarity in achieving an industry best contract on American.
Similar meetings are occurring with IAM and TWU leadership across the country. Positive reports have come from those meetings in what is becoming a … Read More...

Unions and Airlines United for Safety

December 14, 2017 Admin 0

12/13/2017

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...