SM Cargo agents vote yes for IAM representation (

Seeking improved working conditions, a better quality of life for their families and fairness on the job, approximately 250 SM Freight Cargo workers today became the newest members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The National Mediation Board conducted the election, with 81 percent of employees voting in favor of IAM […]

August 18, 2016

New ITF booklet to inspire airport organisers

Any union official or activist involved in airport organising can find inspiring new ideas in the ITF’s new booklet, based on a project in South Africa’s OR Tambo International Airport (ORT). ‘Investigating the workplace’ aims to stimulate discussion and provides a powerful, rank-and-file based and challenging approach to airport organising. Based on a participatory action […]

December 3, 2015

Airbus expects unions to target A320 FAL in Alabama (

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

Video: ITF Continues Support of IAM Delta Campaign (

The 4.6 million member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) hit the US this week in a massive show of support for the IAM Delta campaign. Meetings were held Tuesday in DTW with great enthusiasm. Watch the video here>> See more at:

March 6, 2015

SkyTeam unions land in Atlanta to support Delta flight attendants (

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)-affiliated unions from the SkyTeam airline alliance today held strategic meetings and informational picketing at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta’s largest hub, to support Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants’ campaign for IAM representation. ITF-affiliate unions from Europe, South America and Africa, […]

October 30, 2014

Unions trumpet historic win in American Airlines vote (

Reservation agents at Texas-based American Airlines have voted overwhelmingly for union representation, in a move that labor organizers hailed Tuesday as a historic win in the South. The agents chose to join with US Airways agents to form a bargaining unit of 14,500 employees at the new American Airlines. The two airlines merged this year, […]

September 18, 2014

Virgin America flight attendants to join TWU

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, is celebrating the decision by around 900 flight attendants at Virgin America to be represented by a union. The National Mediation Board (NMB) in the United States yesterday announced that flight attendants at Virgin America have voted in favor of union representation. Of the roughly […]

August 14, 2014

Second Time Hopefully the Charm for Virgin America Flight Attendants (

Despite previous setbacks, flight attendants at Virgin America are moving to establish the first labor union at the company. More than 50 percent of Virgin’s estimated 852 attendants have signed authorization cards with the Transport Workers Union (TWU); those cards were submitted last month to the federal government’s National Mediation Board, says TWU Vice President […]

June 13, 2014