IAM Transportation

Machinists Union Demands CDC Protect Transportation Workers

April 10, 2020 Admin 0

April 10, 2020

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today called on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to increase access to novel coronavirus testing for the nation’s air, rail and transit workers.

“While transportation workers have answered the call in the most patriotic and caring ways possible, they are also contracting the novel coronavirus at alarming rates,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja, IAM District 19 President Mike Perry, IAM District 141 President Mike Klemm and IAM District 142 President Dave Supplee in a letter to the Director of the CDC, Robert Redfield MD. “Sadly,

Senate Passes Bill to Steady Air and Rail Industries

March 26, 2020 Admin 0

March 26, 2020

The Senate late last night passed a bi-partisan stimulus Bill that will help stabilize the air and rail industries, protect our members and provide the entire country with much-needed financial relief. The House of Representatives is expected to easily pass the Bill in the coming days.  

“This critical legislation was almost derailed by opportunists, including some in the labor movement, trying to add self-serving conditions to the aid our members and our industry so desperately need,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “The IAM’s legislative team has been working around the clock, seven days a week since … Read More...

IAM Transportation

CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 Be Vigilant. Be Prepared. Don’t Panic.

March 15, 2020 Admin 0

The COVID-19 outbreak is caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It has spread rapidly around the globe and now throughout the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the outbreak as a pandemic. Federal health officials have said we should prepare for severe disruptions to group gatherings and public settings, such as schools and other workplaces, and everyday life, raising a number of concerns for working people. 


The COVID-19 virus is spreading from person to person, and there has been community transmission in the United States. Workplace exposure is a serious … Read More...

Happy Holidays from the IAM

December 23, 2019 Admin 0

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,

As 2019 rapidly nears its end and we make our various holiday plans, I want to let you know what an honor it is for myself and your Executive Council to serve our great union.

The IAM is much more than territories, districts, local lodges and shop floors—it is family. Our Machinists Union family will be in my heart as we close out the year, and my gratitude goes out to all of you for your hard work in 2019.

Whether your plans include traveling to visit family and friends or taking on the role as host, I sincerely wish you all … Read More...

A Holiday Message from GVP Pantoja

December 23, 2019 Admin 0

I’d like to wish every IAM member and their family peace, love and health this holiday season. Your hard work throughout the year is what makes our union as strong as it is. Thank you for making this year one of our best.I’d also like to extend my gratitude to those IAM members who will be working during the holidays. You sacrifice time away from your families so millions of travelers can spend time with theirs. Most passengers will be too hurried to express their appreciation, so let me say it for them – Thank you.  Sito Pantoja, General Vice … Read More...

2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Winners

August 14, 2019 Admin 0

District 141 is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarships. Skye Balfour, daughter of United Airlines CSR Julie Balfour, a member of Detroit Air Transport Local 141 earned the top $2,000 prize.

The topic for this year’s scholarship competition was “How can our Local Lodges better serve our communities?” Skye wrote a poignant essay narrating how her adoption by the Balfour family when she was just three months old changed her life. She described how the IAM could help raise awareness of the needs of children living in foster care and those awaiting adoption, and … Read More...

2019 IAM Transportation Conference Report

April 17, 2019 Maureen Kelly 0

IAMAW Transportation Conference

The delegates to the IAMAW Transportation conference from LL 1725 want to express our appreciation for your selection and decision to send us to represent this local. Each and everyone of us in attendance were honored to serve this membership with integrity and solidarity.  Your delegates are President, Craig Vanderhoof; Vice President, Joe Behan; Recording secretary, Helena Thornton; Secretary Treasurer, Gary Winchester; Grievance Committeeman 142, Ken Coley; Grievance Committeemen 141, Daryl Current, Mike Knoble, & John Wilkinson; Conductor/Sentinel, Maureen Kelly; and Mark Heim. 

First I have to brag about our local for a moment as we have … Read More...

IAM Informational Picketing in CLT- March 28, 2019

March 20, 2019 Admin 0

Informational Picketing will consist of 10 people maximum at the Charlotte airport terminal and unlimited number at the entrance to the airport on the corner of Wilkinson Blvd and Little Rock Rd.

Times will be 8 – 11 AM and 3 – 6 PM.

Please wear a red IAM shirt or a blue Association shirt.

Download/print the flyer for all the details. All volunteers needed!


2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Open for Applicants

March 8, 2019 Admin 0

Sponsored by DISTRICT LODGE 141

2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Application

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This essay competition is open to children, spouses and dependent grandchildren (as defined by the IRS) of members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2018) in District Lodge 141 who are graduating high school seniors or who are currently enrolled full time and/or commencing college full time. The competition is also open to any members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2018) in District Lodge 141 who are enrolled … Read More...