Washington, D.C., November 9, 2016 — Bob Martinez, International President of the nearly 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released this statement on the election of Donald Trump:
“I want to sincerely thank the thousands of IAM members and working people who voted, volunteered and made a difference in this year’s election. To those who are saddened by the result, I offer my promise that your union’s commitment to fighting for you is unwavering.
“This puts to bed questions over the depth of Americans’ anxiety over the systematic destruction of good jobs, the loss of retirement… Read More...
National and local labor leaders to hold largest election “block walk” in Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, October 13, 2014: The Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council affiliation of the NC State AFL-CIO is holding a Get Out the Vote canvass in Southwest Charlotte on Saturday October 18th, 2014.
“We are expecting dozens of volunteers representing local unions and special guests AFGE National President J. David Cox and NC State AFL-CIO President James Andrews” said event organizer Ashley Hawkins Howard.
The event kicks off Saturday at 9:00 AM at 1900 Crossbeam Drive in Charlotte. Volunteers will knock on doors of fellow union members … Read More...
The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League is the political arm of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. It was created in 1947 to allow IAM members to gather individual contributions, coordinate political activity, and elect candidates who support IAM members and their families.
Candidates we support know that the MNPL stands for economic justice, security in the workplace and equality for every member. They do not take us for granted.
The MNPL scrutinizes each candidate thoroughly. We ask tough questions such as their positions on trade, labor law reform, economic conversion, transportation policies, and enhancement of the U.S. manufacturing … Read More...
As mentioned in the previous bulletin today, the Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week at DFW. During this session, your committee worked on developing a Q&A related to the Interim Letter of Agreement hoping to clarify members’ questions about wage increases and other issues.
Please see the attachment below:
Sisters and Brothers,
As previously communicated last Friday, the TWU-IAM Association and American Airlines reached an interim wage agreement to provide Association members wage and pension increases and job security enhancements while we continue negotiating joint collective bargaining agreements.
Below are links to each Letter of Agreement (LOA) for every Association class and craft and the transition LOAs for each of the previously unrepresented (accreted) groups.
As part of the plan to communicate these significant enhancements, Association representatives will be available to meet with members—as always—to answer any questions you may have.
Interim wage LOAs:
Sisters and Brothers,
The TWU-IAM Association today announced we have reached an interim agreement with American Airlines to provide all members industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements. Your committee will continue joint contract negotiations with American to resolve all outstanding issues, including bargaining additional wage and retirement improvements.
Association members will receive the industry-best wages we deserve effective November 2016 and not have to wait as we continue to bargain the other parts of our joint contracts. A lump sum payment will be made to members to bridge the gap until the November 2016 effective date. … Read More...