Machinists Union Open Letter to JetBlue CEO

November 17, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

16 November 2022

Via U.S. Mail and Email

Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue Airways Inc.
27-01 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101

Dear CEO Hayes:

On September 23, 2022, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO (“IAM”), submitted an application to represent the JetBlue Fleet Service employees. The National Mediation Board (“NMB”) has docketed that matter as case number R-7602.

On September 26, 2022, the NMB provided JetBlue with the notices that must be posted in all stations. According to the information we have received, JetBlue has failed to post the notice in at least three locations in a timely manner, … Read More...


September 29, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0
Machinists Union Files for Election to Represent 500 Jetstream Workers in Charlotte, N.C.September 27, 2022The IAM, North America’s largest airline union, has filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to represent approximately 500 Jetstream aircraft cleaners and ground handling agents at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Jetstream workers launched their campaign to join the IAM in May after reports of subpar working conditions and disrespect from management.
“Jetstream workers deserve nothing less than a strong IAM contract,” said IAM Air Transport Territory General Vice President Richard Johnsen. “We look forward to bringing fairness and dignity on the

Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees Wins Historic Organizing Campaign to Represent Towson, Md. Apple Workers

June 20, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0


June 18, 2022

Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees Wins Historic Organizing Campaign to Represent Towson, Md. Apple Workers

TOWSON, Md., June 18, 2022 – Over 100 Apple store employees in Towson, Md., who recently organized into the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), have overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

The National Labor Relations Board vote count was announced on Saturday, June 18.

CORE and IAM sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in May 2022 informing him of the decision to organize their union, listing “access to rights we do not currently have” as a driving reason for the move, which has strong support … Read More...

IAM Transportation Appoints Three Associate Organizers

March 2, 2022 Admin 0

March 1, 2022

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Nicole Fears, Charlie Hines, and Arther Jackson as Associate Organizers to the Transportation Department.

“I’m excited about the potential each of them brings to the table to grow our great union,” said Richard Johnsen, IAM Chief of Staff to the International President. “All three have a unique perspective of the airline industry and the labor movement. This is a critical step toward growing our union both in strength and in numbers.”

“I look forward to working with each of them,” said IAM Transportation Coordinator Edison Fraser. “The skills and … Read More...

DL141 Organizing Committee Supports Delta Workers at MLK Parade in ATL

January 24, 2019 Admin 0

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Victory Lodge 1725 members Helena Thornton, Recording Secretary/Community Service Chair and Renae Miller, Women’s/Human Rights Chair marched in the Martin Luther King Jr parade in Atlanta in support of Delta workers right for union representation.

These members have been working with District Lodge 141’s Organizing Committee in Atlanta and marched in solidarity to honor Martin Luther King Jr. We are proud of our members who are working for the District in this important organizing campaign!