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...
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...