DL 142

Joe Tiberi appointed Special Representative

July 2, 2021 David Supplee 0

Sisters and Brothers:

As the airline industry is rebounding, we are getting a better picture of the road ahead of us. Most of our members who took voluntary leaves are returning and our membership count is reaching the level we had prior to the pandemic. With our staff and many of our members vaccinated, the travel restrictions we had earlier in COVID had been lifted and we are now out having meetings and visits with our members.

With these improvements, I have appointed Joe Tiberi to fill a vacancy as Special Representative for District 142. Joe will be assigned by … Read More...

DL 142

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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IP Martinez Message to IAM Members on COVID-19 Outbreak

March 13, 2020 Admin 0

March 12, 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I know there is much uncertainty surrounding the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak that has now been classified as a global pandemic. Our daily routines are being affected by the cancellation of many events in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. I want each and every member of our IAM family to know that the IAM is taking all necessary action to keep all of us safe, while continuing the important work of our union.

The most important thing each of us can do now is to heed the advice of … Read More...

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GVP Pantoja Addresses COVID-19 Pandemic

March 13, 2020 Admin 0

March 12, 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers,  

As the COVID-19 virus outbreak evolves and expands in the U.S. and across the globe, our industry has been especially vulnerable. It is our business to transport passengers and goods around the world. Unfortunately, this virus uses our workplace to jump from point to point, and that has made some people nervous to use the transportation services we provide. 

Last night, President Trump issued travel restrictions from more than two dozen European countries. Air and rail carriers have also cut service to meet the temporary drop in demand for passenger travel. Our daily … Read More...

District 142 Safety Committee: Coronavirus Information & Flyer

March 11, 2020 Admin 0

GOOD COMMON SENSE

 “HYGIENE”

IS THE BEST DEFENSE

*WASH YOUR HANDS “OFTEN”: (The best way to get rid of germs in most situations.)

Use the 5 step method

1. WET: With clean warm running water

2. LATHER: Back of your hands & between fingers.

3. SCRUB: At least 20 seconds.

4. RINSE: Use clean warm running water.

5. DRY: Use clean paper towel or air dry. 

*USE HAND SANITIZER: (when soap & water are not available)

Use 60% alcohol based.

Apply sanitizer to hands same way you would lather with soap & water.

Carry on your person at … Read More...

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H.R. 4 Vote

April 24, 2018 Admin 0

04/24/2018

The House of Representatives Needs to Vote YES on the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 4!

The House of Representatives will be putting the FAA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 4 to a vote this Thursday, April 26th.  We need every IAM member to contact their House Representative and tell them to vote YES on H.R. 4.

H.R. 4 provides a minimum of 10 hours rest for Flight Attendants along with an FAA mandated Fatigue Risk Management Program.  Both of these protections are already provided to pilots. These provision are so greatly needed not only protect the safety of Flight Attendants … Read More...

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IAM Responds to Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

April 17, 2018 Admin 0

04/17/2018

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia this morning after an uncontained engine failure blew out a window and injured several people on board the aircraft.
“The IAM extends its heartfelt compassion to the passengers and crew from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Three members of the IAM’s EAP and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) are already in Philadelphia meeting with IAM members from Southwest. We have contacted the Transport Workers Union, which represents Southwest’s Flight Attendants and Fleet Service workers, and offered our CIRT team’s assistance. I commend the
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IAM Lobbying Results in FAA Provisions for Customer Service Agents and Flight Attendants

April 17, 2018 Admin 0

04/17/2018

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Friday introduced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. The proposed five-year bill includes language that would provide protection for customer service agents from physical abuse and also gives flight attendants a minimum rest of at least ten uninterrupted hours.
The IAM has been aggressively lobbying Congress to adopt this pro-airline worker language, meeting with lawmakers from both parties and holding rallies on Capitol Hill. IAM members have also called members from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to support these changes.
“The IAM has vigorously fought on Capitol
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