MNPL

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The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League is the political arm of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. It was created in 1947 to allow IAM members to gather individual contributions, coordinate political activity, and elect candidates who support IAM members and their families.

Candidates we support know that the MNPL stands for economic justice, security in the workplace and equality for every member. They do not take us for granted.

The MNPL scrutinizes each candidate thoroughly. We ask tough questions such as their positions on trade, labor law reform, economic conversion, transportation policies, and enhancement of the U.S. manufacturing … Read More...

Negotiations

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The TWU-IAM Association commenced joint contract negotiations for approximately 30,000 ground workers including fleet service, mechanic and related/stores employees at American Airlines on December 3, 2015.

These negotiations will lead to an historic, industry-leading contract and are progressing at a pace never before seen in the history of the TWU or IAM. The negotiating committees depend on the support of each and every member back home.

To read the latest updates from the negotiation committees Click Here..

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The Association

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The TWU-IAM Association for the Fleet Service, Mechanic and Related and Stores classifications is the 
collective bargaining agent for all of the above classifications at American 
Airlines.

All three Associations were formed following the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Both the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) agreed to jointly 
represent Fleet Service, Mechanic and Related, and Stores employees at the merged carrier instead of engaging in a long, costly and acrimonious representation dispute.

“With today’s ruling, the Associations can now get down to the business of negotiating the industry’s … Read More...

Solidarity

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Unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

What does Solidarity mean to the Union Member?

“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights… Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone.

Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are … Read More...