IAM Safety Committee Issues Coronavirus Update

January 28, 2020 Admin 0

January 28, 2020

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the IAM Joint Air Transport Safety Committee (JATSC) has been proactive in ensuring the safety of all IAM members who work with the traveling public and provide cleaning and maintenance on aircraft. 

The committee has participated in conference calls with its respective airlines to discuss the adequacy of current policies and procedures. These calls have included the airlines’ Medical, Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Operating Departments. 

JATSC Representatives have also initiated conference calls with other aviation union affiliates of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD) along with principals and senior officials from … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 27, 2020

January 28, 2020 Admin 0

January 27, 2020

Negotiations continued January 21 – 23, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. Discussions took place with Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). The company’s position remains the same and no further movement continued with Article Seven (Overtime). Your committee worked with the remaining open articles.
Future sessions to be determined. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. 
Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.

 Fraternally,
April Butler               Kenny Champagne        Carrie Lessley            Jessica Morris
GENERAL CHAIRS 

Ian Scott-Anderman
SECRETARY-TREASURER

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – January 20, 2020

January 21, 2020 Admin 0

January 20, 2020

Negotiations resumed January 14 -16, 2020 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week the company responded to Articles Six (Hours of Service) and Twenty-Seven (Wage Rules). Your committee continues to fight for a work life balance and shares the frustration of the membership with the company’s position on these issues.

The next session is scheduled January 21 – 23, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Your solidarity and support are appreciated. Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up for email updates to get the latest updates on negotiations.

Fraternally,

April Butler      Kenny Champagne  … Read More...

Association Bulletin – 01/20/2020

January 20, 2020 Admin 0

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Sisters and Brothers,

Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading.

We are set to meet again with the NMB on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00AM through the close of business on Friday, January 31, 2020. We are hopeful these dates with the NMB will not be necessary, however, if needed they will be utilized.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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All Labor Has Dignity

January 18, 2020 Admin 0

January 18, 2020

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,

Like so many other social justice warriors, Dr. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy. He spent his life fighting and calling for economic justice. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy—right until the very end. As we pause to celebrate his birthday, we must redouble our efforts to make his dream a reality.

Prior to his assassination in 1968, King worked feverishly to highlight economic injustice in America through his Poor People’s Campaign. Economic inequality continues to threaten our country today. Wages for … Read More...

Congratulations to Mike Carroll on his Retirement

January 16, 2020 Admin 0

Please join us in wishing Line Maintenance AMT Mike Carroll a very Happy Retirement!

Mike retired from American Airlines on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. He began working with Piedmont Airlines before the mergers with US Air and American and witnessed many changes, mergers and moves over his 33 year career.

Mike, you are always welcome to come back and visit us at the local lodge. We hope you enjoy this next chapter in your life to the fullest. Best of luck to you and yours!

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IAM Victory Lodge

Congratulations to Todd Duggins on his Retirement

January 13, 2020 Admin 0

Please join us in wishing a very Happy Retirement to Victory Lodge member Todd Duggins!

Todd worked in Stores at the Offsite Facility. He began his career with Piedmont Airlines and worked through the many mergers to finish out his 35 year career with American Airlines.

Todd, please know that you are always welcome to visit and participate in Local Lodge activities. We hope you’ll come back and see us sometime and enjoy this next chapter in your life to the fullest.

Todd Duggins (on the left) receiving his Retirement Watch and Pin from CLT Maintenance & Related Grievance Committee
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IAM Victory Lodge

Shop Stewards & Grievance Committees Sworn in.

January 13, 2020 Admin 0

One of the highlights, every year, of the January business meeting is the swearing in of new Shop Stewards. This year also saw the swearing in of the new Grievance Committees for Fleet Service and Maintenance & Related.

As our lodge grows in membership so do the numbers of shop stewards. We are proud of all our new and returning stewards who have dedicated themselves to serving our members in every capacity that they are able.

Likewise the swearing in of new Grievance Committees is an important milestone every two years. Our Grievance Committees count on the support of all … Read More...

Congratulations to Bob Csanyi on his Retirement!

January 8, 2020 Admin 0

Join us in wishing our very own Bob Csanyi a Happy Retirement!! Bob retired January 2, 2020 with 35 years of service. Bob started his career with Piedmont Airlines.

Bob is also a recipient of the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award which honors mechanics with 50 years in aviation.

Bob, you are welcome to come back and see us at the lodge anytime. Enjoy your retirement and we wish you the best!

L – R: Kenny Geis – CLT Grievance Committee, John Bidoglio – CLT Grievance Committee, Bob Csanyi, Joe Behan – CLT Grievance Committee
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