U.S. Court Upholds Fair Election Rule for Air and Rail Workers

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., has upheld the new democratic union election rule for aviation and rail workers issued by the National Mediation Board (NMBM) in 2010.

December 20, 2011

Fighting Back: resisting ‘union-busting’ and ‘strike-breaking’ in the British Airways dispute (IER.org.uk)

The story of this publication relates to a dispute that had huge implications for UNITE and BASSA members whose lives were turned upside down by the demands of the employer.

December 8, 2011

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Low-carbon transport gets trade union airing in South Africa

Cheap transport oils the wheels of the global economy, yet it has a devastating impact, not just on the climate, but also on employees’ working conditions. That was the verdict of the ITF’s first African seminar on climate change recently.
The two-…


International Civil Aviation Day was established in 1994 by ICAO, through Assembly Resolution A29-1, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Organization, created on 7 December 1944. In 1996, pursuant to an ICAO initiative and with the assistance of the Canadian Government, the United Nations General Assembly by resolution officially recognized 7 December as International Civil Aviation Day and listed it as an official UN day. The purpose of the global celebration is to generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of States, and of the role of ICAO in promoting the safety, efficiency and regularity of international air transport.

December 7, 2011

Bankruptcy Filing by American Airlines and American Eagle

Statement by President James C. Little (TWU-USA) on Bankruptcy Filing by American and American Eagle: We are very disappointed by today’s action by AMR. The Transport Workers Union will do everything possible to protect our members at both American Airlines and American Eagle. Work at both airlines will continue through the Chapter 11 reorganization. Our […]

December 3, 2011

Support PALEA members and families this holiday season (PALEA)

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) once more appeals for support as it enters the third month of a lockout by Philippine Airlines (PAL) and the prospect of spending the holidays on the picketlines.

Sito Pantoja to Lead IAM Transportation Department (goIAM.org)

Tapping into the wealth of experience that is among the IAM’s greatest resources, International President Tom Buffenbarger announced that Sito Pantoja will become the newest member of the IAM Executive Council. Pantoja will begin serving as General Vice President (GVP) of the Transportation Territory on January 1, 2012 and succeed current Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr., who will become the IAM’s General Secretary-Treasurer.

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Qantas Families’ Day: putting people before profit

An Australia-wide action day will bring together Qantas airline workers and their supporters in a show of strength against plans to outsource jobs overseas.
The Qantas Families’ Day, which is taking place on 3 December, will see more than 600 volunte…

December 2, 2011