DL 142

Concerns Over Job Action Posts on Social Media

October 16, 2021 Admin 0

October 15, 2021

Sisters and Brothers:

Recently, we had been advised by one of our companies that they saw posts on social media calling for job action by our members. Let me be very clear, the union does NOT support job actions that violate the current labor agreements. All contracts provide for processes to have disputes resolved. Please review your contracts or reach out to your union reps if you have concerns or need clarification. Also, be aware of your company’s social media policy.

We understand emotions are at their peak over the federal mandate. We have had discussions with … Read More...

AA Vaccine Mandate Update

October 16, 2021 Admin 0

October 15, 2021

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Today the Association leadership meet via conference call with American Airlines leaders for an update on the Vaccine Mandate Policy and the potential enforcement process. The company explained the accommodation procedures, as it is currently being considered by the carrier, and is urging employees to file requests for such accommodations. The company will actively engage in processing and approving the requests on an individual basis in a reasonable manner. Although American Airlines is still in the process of determining what these accommodations will be, what is certain, unpaid leaves of absences are off … Read More...

EAP: DEA Public Safety Alert-One Pill Can Kill

October 15, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers, your IAM EAP Representatives are sharing this information to help keep you better informed about health and safety issues that can affect our members’ lives and livelihood.

U.S. Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 10/05/2021 12:48 PM EDT

On September 27, 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a Public Safety Alert to warn the American public of the alarming increase in fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and meth. These counterfeit pills are easy to purchase, widely available, and often contain deadly doses of fentanyl. DEA warns that pills purchased outside of a licensed pharmacy are … Read More...

Companies Issue Vaccine Mandates

October 6, 2021 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:

Over the past few days, many companies have notified us regarding their compliance with the federal vaccine mandate. Most companies are providing opportunities for our members to request medical or religious exceptions. If your company is offering those, and you plan on doing so, it would be best to start that process as soon as you can. As written, all employees must be fully vaccinated by December 8th. That means the last vaccine needs to be administered before November 24th. Depending on which vaccine you get (If you plan to get vaccinated), you may need to start … Read More...

The Association

Association Response to American’s Vaccine Mandate

October 5, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

American Airlines Labor Relations contacted the TWU-IAM Association on Friday 
afternoon to inform us that the carrier would announce some changes to the Covid-19 
vaccination protocol and how these changes will affect American Airlines employees, 
including those represented by the TWU/IAM Association.

American’s communication was open ended and vague. The Association Leadership will 
engage American’s senior leadership to discuss what exactly is management’s plan. We 
want to discuss what options management is proposing for those Association members who 
chose or are unable to comply with the Company’s vaccine mandate.

We certainly understand the frustration some members …

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IAM/PSA Airlines 2021 Negotiations Information

September 24, 2021 Admin 0

Having completed the call for proposals, the convening of a committee for proposal screening/correlation for the Union’s body of proposals and the completion of the collective bargaining preparation training last week in CLT, your negotiating committee is prepared to begin bargaining with the Company. The opening day of negotiations is set for October 7th and will occur in DAY.

Earlier this month an online survey was made available to the membership which provides another valuable tool for your committee to use and guide us at the bargaining table. It is instrumental in collecting data which, in addition to your proposals, … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Ratification Meeting Date and Times Update

September 16, 2021 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters:

Please note, all meetings in all reservation centers will now be held from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time, to allow all members the opportunity to participate in the meeting and vote.

Also, the Sarasota (SRQ) meeting will be held on October 30th, in the Breakroom, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. local time.

Please take the time to attend the meeting, ask any questions or concerns, and cast your ballot.




Machinists Union Demands Employers Bargain Over Vaccine Mandate

September 16, 2021 Admin 0

September 14, 2021

The Biden administration recently ordered the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to produce a weekly negative COVID-19 test result. 

The IAM will closely examine the final rule and its full effect on different industries and employers once the rule is final.

“The IAM places the highest priority on the health and safety of our members at all times,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “We continue to demand that employers … Read More...

IAM/Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement Questions and Answers

September 15, 2021 Admin 0

Below are questions we have received regarding the Tentative Agreement and the responses to those questions. If you have additional questions that are not addressed below, please submit them to SWA_Questions@iamdl142.org and one of the General Chairs will respond to your question. In addition, we are coming to each station to answer any questions prior to your voting on this Tentative Agreement. Please check the District website – www.iamdl142.org for updates. If you are not receiving these emails, please sign up by going to the website. On the top left corner of the home page is a red button “Join Read More...