IAM responds to Southwest Airlines emergency landing (iamdl142.org)

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 […]


April 18, 2018

JetBlue, United And Delta Face Union Pressure As Airlines Remain A Labor Stronghold (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed Photo: ALPA Despite being under attack throughout the U.S., the labor movement remains active in the airline industry, which is experiencing the highest profits in its history. U.S. airlines have been profitable since 2010, reaching a record $25.6 billion in 2015 profits. Typically, carriers have passed gains on to workers in the […]


February 5, 2018

ITF reaffirms support for IAM Delta Campaigns (iamdelta.net)

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has reaffirmed its support for the organizing campaigns by the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAM) at Delta Air Lines, the third largest carrier in the United States. Delta has recently ratcheted up its anti-union campaign, so the ITF’s support comes at a critical juncture in IAM’s […]


November 2, 2017

Walking strong (goiam.org)

Last summer faced a challenge that would have stopped most people in their tracks. Thanks to her husband, her determination and her union family, she was able to get back on her feet, one being prosthetic. Caban has worked for Continental Airlines, now United, for more than 27 years in the customer service department. When […]


October 6, 2017

Sign the pledge to protect good Alaska jobs at Anchorage International Airport (AFL-CIO/actionnetwork.org)

Working men and women at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport need your support in their fight for respect on the job. A new out-of-state contractor, Menzies Aviation, is refusing to negotiate with fuelers, plant operators and mechanics who keep our airport running safely and efficiently. Let’s show Menzies we won’t tolerate attacks on working Alaskans. […]


July 31, 2017

Senator Blumenthal Announces Act Aimed at Combating Toxic Cabin Air (goiam.org)

On Tuesday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) along with Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act, a bill that seeks to protect airline passengers and cabin crew from toxic cabin air. Academic research indicates that approximately 20,000 toxic fume events have occurred during the past 10 years – an […]


July 27, 2017

Machinists union sends support to COPA pilots (www.goiam.org)

Approximately 1,000 pilots of Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines are preparing for a strike on Thursday morning, June 15, 2017. The pilots, members of the Panamanian Union of Commercial Aviators (UNPAC), and Copa have been negotiating since October, 2016. UNPAC is seeking a salary scale based on seniority, the definition of a duty day included in […]


June 15, 2017

The IAM Signs Alliance Agreement with Italian Union FIT-CISL (goiam.org)

The IAM has signed an alliance agreement with the Federazione Italiana Transporti, or the Federation of Italian Transport Workers (FIT)-CISL, headquartered in Rome, Italy. “The IAM will work closely with FIT-CISL to ensure each of our organizations and our respective memberships continue to grow stronger in the face of mounting attacks on unions everywhere,” said […]


May 24, 2017