IAM EAP and Addiction Services Program Remains Available to Membership During COVID-19 Crisis

August 10, 2020 Admin 0

The IAM recognizes this is a stressful time for many IAM members, staff and family members due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The IAM Employee Assistance and Addiction Services Program stands ready to assist members, staff and their families during this tough period.

As with any large scale event such as this we face many challenges. In conjunction with this occurrence we face the familiar list of continuing problems associated with, but not limited to; substance abuse and addictions, mental health, stress, anxiety, depression, financial hardship and socioeconomic issues. All of these are serious matters that can cause problems by worsening … Read More...

IAM Transportation

URGENT: Act Now to Tell the Senate to Extend Airline Worker Relief

July 31, 2020 Admin 0

July 30, 2020

After a majority of the U.S. House indicated support for a “clean extension” of the airline Payroll Support Program, the IAM is now calling on U.S. Senators to step in to save the jobs of hundreds of thousands of airline workers. 

The Senate will soon go on recess and IAM members must act now to tell your Senators to support a clean extension of relief provided for airlines in the CARES Act. 

TAKE ACTION: Tell Your U.S. Senators to Extend Airline Worker Relief 

Airline workers are facing the worst crisis by far in the industry’s history, with … Read More...

IAM Transportation

Machinists, Aviation Unions Commend Bipartisan Push for Airline Worker Payroll Support Program Extension

July 28, 2020 Admin 0

July 28, 2020

The IAM along with other aviation unions are lauding 223 bipartisan members of Congress for calling for an extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March 31, 2021. The program, which allocated grants to commercial airlines and airline contractors for the exclusive purpose of keeping employees on payroll with wages and benefits, is set to expire September 30, 2020.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) led the letter to congressional leadership.

“The IAM thanks the 223 members of Congress for swiftly responding to the airline industry’s call for an extension of
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Summer 2020 IAM Journal Now Online

July 20, 2020 Admin 0

The IAM is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America with nearly 600,000 active and retired members. Representing workers at Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and General Electric, you will find IAM members across all occupations.

Communication with members has been a key principle of the IAM since its founding. That cornerstone value lives on today through many different mediums. The IAM Journal is the flagship publication created entirely from the IAM Communications Department. It’s mailed to every IAM member in the U.S. and is available online here for you reading pleasure.

We … Read More...

Association EAP Contacts

July 17, 2020 Admin 0

July 17, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

This year has been an emotional rollercoaster and stressful year for all of us. We have experienced periods of high stress coupled with periods of good news. Contentious contract talks, ratified contract, COVID 19, CARES Act passes, pandemic resurges and now the WARN notices. We know that stress is cumulative and any life issues we are experiencing do not go away while we are dealing with adverse industry conditions. The fact that certain aspects of the pandemic and how serious it is have become politicized may lead to stressful situations. We all bring our … Read More...

2020 Bylaws Vote Results

July 17, 2020 Admin 0

The results of the bylaw vote are as follows:

ARTICLE II – SECTION 5 ———– PASSED

ARTICLE III – SECTION 8(A) ———— FAILED

 ARTICLE V – SECTION 2 (F) – ADD NEW ———– FAILED

ARTICLE III – SECTION 2 ———- FAILED

Please see the PDF below and feel free to print and post on all union boards:

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Association Update: WARN Letter Response

July 16, 2020 Admin 0

July 16, 2020


This is an informational note to address the fact that American Airlines has issued WARN letters to members of the Association. Let’s start by talking about what a WARN letter is.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) offers: “protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. Advance notice provides workers and their families some transition time to adjust to the prospective loss of employment, to seek and obtain alternative jobs and, if necessary, to enter skill training … Read More...

IAM Transportation

Support Extension of CARES Act NOW!

July 16, 2020 Admin 0

July 16, 2020

Since early this year, the airline industry has faced unprecedented impacts from the COVID-19 virus. Passenger loads, normally in the millions per day, are only now in the thousands. Airlines have parked hundreds of their aircraft and reduced flights to a fraction of what they normally flew.

While we saw an increase in the number of people flying, recently many states are now seeing an increase in COVID-19 infections. Some states are reinstating their “stay at home” orders or closing many of their businesses. As a result, bookings are dropping again.

During all of this at our … Read More...

Association Bulletin – July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020 Admin 0

July 15, 2020

American Airlines will announce today that they are offering ‘enhanced’ Leaves of Absence and Early Outs to Association members. Association leadership discussed these revised offers and made several suggestions that would make them more attractive to our members. Most of the suggestions were not taken.

We advise all of our membership to consider these offers carefully. Each person must weigh the costs and benefits that accepting any of the offers would have on their unique situation. The Company will communicate the offers and provide information relative to them. Questions about the leaves and early-outs should be directed … Read More...