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

Major Pay Hikes for IAM Members at United (a news story from IAM, USA)

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that approximately 28,000 IAM members at United Airlines this week will receive major and much deserved pay increases. Base wage rates will increase by an average of 19 percent and by 2021 will escalate by an average of 32 percent. Since 2014, IAM members […]


November 15, 2016

Flight Attendants Call for Contract Day of Action at United Airlines (cwa-union.org)

The Joint Negotiating Committee of AFA-CWA flight attendants has called for a National Day of Action next Thursday, July 16, to highlight the difficulties that they are facing bargaining a contract with United Airlines. “The bottom line problem is the company’s unwillingness to put the required economic resources into a Flight Attendant Contract,” AFA-CWA President […]


July 13, 2015

IAM Members Ratify Contracts at United Airlines

After more than four years of negotiations, a merger of three airlines and numerous representation elections, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced members at United Airlines ratified agreements covering approximately 30,000 fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees. “I thank all IAM members for their patience and solidarity through this […]


October 29, 2013