A short video of the #DenyNAI protest rally from AFA-CWA

On 13 May 2016, over 1000 aviation workers, union leaders and members of the Congress gathered to call on the Obama Administration to “Deny NAI” at a rally outside the White House. The rally was in response to the Department of Transportation’s recent ill-advised decision to tentatively grant Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a […]

May 17, 2016


On April 15, the Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved a  Norwegian Airline’s request for a foreign air carrier permit to allow it to operate flights to the United States. Here’s the catch: That airline, Norwegian Air International (NAI), is registered in Ireland and will employ flight crews under Singaporean or Thai employment contracts and […]

April 29, 2016

AFA and IAM members working solidarity to fight fatigue

Below we are publishing a joint letter dated 8 March 2016, signed by Sara Nelson, International President of Association of Flight Attendants-CWA and Sito Pantoja, International General Vice President of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Dear Flight Attendants: The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) […]

March 9, 2016

30,000 TWU-IAM Association members open negotiations with American Airlines (usaamerger.com)

Amid unprecedented company and industry profitability, the TWU-IAM Association today announced that it commenced the largest ever joint contract negotiations with American Airlines for approximately 30,000 ground workers in Dallas, Texas. “American Airlines is booking record profits quarter after quarter because of its merger with US Airways. The carrier will more than double its earnings […]

December 4, 2015

Airbus expects unions to target A320 FAL in Alabama (flightglobal.com)

Airbus already has developed a strategy to counter an internally expected move by labour unions to organize the A320 final assembly line that opens later this year in Alabama. “I don’t think there’s any question that organised labour will want to try to approach our employees there,” Alan McArtor, chairman and chief executive of the […]

March 26, 2015

Machinists overwhelmingly approve new contracts at US Airways

On 19 July, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced that approximately 11,000 maintenance training specialist, fleet service and mechanic and related employees approved new contracts by 96, 86 and 67 percent respectively at the “new” American Airlines. The three year accords provide for significant wage hikes, industry-best job security, retains affordable […]

July 21, 2014

Machinists, US Airways reach tentative agreement on contracts for 11,000

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached tentative agreements with US Airways on contracts covering approximately 11,000 mechanic and related, fleet service, maintenance training specialist and stock clerk employees. The three-year accords provide for substantial wage hikes, significant job security improvements and maintain industry-best healthcare benefits, among many other […]

June 16, 2014

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