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this time, all the airline executives told all the workers that if the CARES Act were extended, all furloughs would be rescinded, and everyone would continue employment.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...

Updated HEROES Act Introduced as Time Runs Out for Airline Workers

September 29, 2020 Admin 0

September 29, 2020

Texas Senator Cornyn’s Support Boosts Chances for Passage in the Senate 
On Monday evening, House Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a revised version of the HEROES Act, which includes $25 billion in funding for airline workers and another $3 billion for airline contractors. With a bipartisan majority of members of the House of Representatives on record supporting an extension of the Payroll Support Act (PSP), if the bill earns support in the Republican-controlled Senate, the eventual extension of the funding is all but assured.

If the bill fails to become law immediately, however, airlines may
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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...

Apply Now for the 2021 IAM Scholarship Competition

September 17, 2020 Admin 0

September 15, 2020

The 2021 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2021. 

Apply for a 2021 IAM Scholarship.

In 2020, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000. The winners were selected out of over 300 applicants.

The IAM also has a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available to both members and their children.

The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make these awards possible, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM … 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...

We Pause to Remember on 9/11

September 11, 2020 Admin 0

September 11, 2020

Every year on this date we pause to remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day in 2001. Officer workers, airline crews, police officers, firemen, first responders and folks from all walks of life got up that morning and went about their day as they did every other day, not knowing it would be their last day and that their lives would be forever intertwined with history.

As airline workers we were particularly impacted by the awful events of 9/11. Let us never forget and let us continue to work to unite this country as … Read More...

Louis Gilmore wins Vice President Election!

September 10, 2020 Admin 0

The election for Vice President of Local Lodge 1725 was held Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6am to 6pm. The results are as follows:

Vice President – Louis Gilmore  
2nd place – Todd Day 
3rd place – Jim Hendershot

Congratulations to Louis! We wish him the best of luck as he steps into his new role at our lodge.

Thank You to all our members who came out today to vote. … Read More...

A Labor Day Message from GVP Pantoja

September 5, 2020 Admin 0

September 5, 2020

Labor Day weekend is usually a time to celebrate all working people, for us to enjoy and reflect on our hard work, and to remember all of our well-earned achievements this past year. This year, however, takes on a different tone. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed our lives and the way we do our jobs. Many of our union sisters and brothers have lost their jobs or, worse, suffered the loss of a loved one.   

IAM-represented transportation workers are on the front lines, taking on greater responsibilities. As essential workers, you have put your health at … Read More...