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DISTRICT #142 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FOR 2021

February 2, 2021 Admin 0

February 1, 2021

Sisters and Brothers:

This letter is to announce the Year 2021 competition for the District #142 Scholarship Program.

This program is based on a scholarship competition open to members of District Lodge #142 and all Year 2021 graduating high school seniors who are legal children of members of District Lodge #142.

To effectively carry out this program all affiliated Local Lodges are requested to:

  1. Distribute information concerning the scholarship programs to all Local Lodge members who are affiliated with District Lodge #142.
  2. Make available to all such members the official rules and regulations of the Year 2021
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What I’m Thankful For

November 26, 2020 Admin 0

November 26, 2020

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,

While this year has been unlike any other, there is still much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

This challenging time has given us all a new perspective. I know I’m especially grateful for our Machinists Union family—and the work all of our members have done day in and day out during these difficult times.

I am also thinking of those who have been affected most by this pandemic—the families who are mourning the loss of a loved one or picking up the pieces after losing their job. We see … Read More...

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Tiny Raider Association Threatens Mechanics at American Airlines

November 15, 2020 Admin 0

November 15, 2020

A small and poorly-resourced association claimed on Friday that it secured the requisite support among mechanic and related workers at American Airlines to call for a representation election. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (amfa) filed what is known as an application for investigation for a representation dispute with the National Mediation Board (NMB) Friday afternoon. The NMB will now determine if a dispute actually exists.

In its announcement, amfa claimed that changes in union representation will “not impact your current collective bargaining agreement.” That is one of their lies. A change in representation will end the guaranteed … Read More...

Victory Lodge 1725 says Goodbye to Two Members with Moving Tributes.

November 2, 2020 Admin 0

This Fall, Victory Lodge 1725 lost two of its long-standing and beloved members with the passing of CLT Heavy Maintenance AMT Jim Hendershot and CLT Catering Fleet Service Agent Malcom Favors.

Our members who worked closely with our local CLT management and CLT Airport Fire Dept. to send our members off to their final destinations with moving tributes including the lining up of coworkers on the ramp and water cannon salutes.

Victory Lodge Vice President Louis Gilmore has gifted us with the two amazing videos below that honor our fallen brethren. Thank you Louis and to Jim and Malcom, fly … Read More...

American Airlines Mechanic & Related DAT Selection Period Closes Nov 1st

October 27, 2020 Admin 0

October 27, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

The DAT election tool is open now and will close on November 1st at 11:59 pm. Your Association Leadership encourages you to please take the time to login and ensure your DAT selection is what you want it to be.

The contract allows you to select up to 120 hours of DAT time per Article 23 paragraph H, posted below:

H. The Company will submit to the Union at each shop/bid area function and location by October 15th the vacation schedule for the succeeding year. Employees may reserve up to one hundred twenty … Read More...

American Airlines Open Enrollment Update – Revised

October 17, 2020 Admin 0

October 16, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

Open enrollment for benefits has begun and is open from October 15th to November 6th.   Now is your opportunity to select or update your medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and other benefits for you and your family.

Your IAM leadership strongly encourages you to log into your account and ensure the options selected are the options you have chosen. Please be sure to print a copy of your selections for your personal verification and records.

For some of our members, this will be your first opportunity to enroll in IAM benefits. It … Read More...

IAM Transportation

Turbulent Week for Airline Members Ends

October 3, 2020 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers:
This week has been a very uncertain time for many of our members. Many of our carriers had issued WARN notices a month or so ago and furlough notices were given to affected members earlier in September. During this time, all the airline executives told all the workers that if the CARES Act were extended, all furloughs would be rescinded, and everyone would continue employment.

Unfortunately, despite airline CEOs, labor leaders from all unions, and phone calls, office visits and social media pleas to US legislators, we are now past the original CARES Act expiration date and … Read More...

Tens of Thousands of Airline Workers Furloughed, But PSP Extension Still Possible

October 1, 2020 Admin 0

October 1, 2020

The midnight deadline to extend the airline Payroll Support Program (PSP) has come and gone without action from Washington, DC. 

“Tens of thousands of IAM members and other airline employees woke up unemployed today,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “They did not lose their jobs because of COVID-19. They did not lose their jobs because of decisions made by airline executives. Airline workers lost their jobs today because the politicians who were elected to protect them failed to take action in a timely manner to save them.” 

The Machinists Union recognized the need for additional government … Read More...

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Payroll Support Program (PSP) Ending Soon HELP NEEDED NOW!

September 25, 2020 David Supplee 0

September 24, 2020

Sisters and Brothers:

Over the past month, the leaders of most of the major airlines, along with union leadership and members have been on Capitol Hill to push Congress to act immediately to pass a clean extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP). There are only six days remaining before the PSP expires, and without a clean extension, hundreds of thousands of airline workers face the possibility of being furloughed.

We need all our members, their families, and friends to contact their senators to get Congress to act NOW before the current PSP expires. It only takes … Read More...

Help Us Save Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs on Thursday’s IAM Airline Day of Action

September 15, 2020 Admin 0

September 15, 2020

IAM airline members are mobilizing this Thursday, Sept. 17 in 32 cities in over 20 states, either in person or virtually with Senators and Senate staff, to demand that Congress act now to pass legislation that would stem hundreds of thousands of layoffs slated to begin on October 1, 2020.

The Senate has taken two vacations and still hasn’t passed a clean extension of relief provided for airlines in the CARES Act. Time is running out. IAM members must act now to tell your Senators to support a clean extension of relief provided for airlines in the … Read More...