IAM Celebrates Dr. King’s Legacy

January 18, 2021 Admin 0

January 18, 2021

Sisters and Brothers, Today, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an iconic civil rights activist who viewed discrimination and anti-unionism as closely related ills. He was a champion for labor rights whose teachings can serve us well in these trying times, when these rights are under constant assault. 

Dr. King’s commitment to peace, non-violent protest and equality for all carry more weight now than ever before. There isn’t a more important time for us to remember those words. 

In solidarity, 

Sito Pantoja

General Vice President

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American to Conduct Recalls

January 17, 2021 Admin 0

January 16, 2021

With the recent approval of the Payroll Support Program (PSP2), we have been working to make sure Association represented employees who were impacted in the October reductions are recalled in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreements. After several discussions with American Airlines management, your Association Leadership has been informed that, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021, notices for Article (6) preferential recall will be sent via FedEx to those members who were reduced, displaced, bumped or furloughed.

A few key highlights that members need to be aware of:

  • This recall process was not a given and several hours
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IAM Demands More Protection for Airline and Rail Workers in Light of Continued Threats

January 13, 2021 Admin 0

January 13, 2021

IAM Transportation Department General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement regarding the need for increased airline and railroad security in the coming weeks: 

“As a result of the assault on the Capitol Building and subsequent violent behavior by unruly airline travelers, the IAM demands that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and all airlines and rail carriers adjust and reinforce their security policies to further ensure the safety of all airline and rail workers and passengers. 

While there have been some security improvements at airports and rail
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