Agreements in principle (

After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members. The Association negotiating committees […]

February 1, 2020

LATAM specialist technicians: 80% have witnessed increasing numbers of incidents

189 of the company’s specialist technicians report A survey answered by 189 maintenance technicians working for LATAM Airlines in Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Colombia has identified for the first time the potential impact on flight safety of changes in maintenance procedures, reductions in personnel, and the replacement of expert workers by less qualified staff. Trade […]

August 9, 2016

Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization is Long-Awaited Victory for U.S. Workers (

U.S. workers can breathe a bit easier after a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Obama. The independent federal credit agency issues loans to foreign buyers of U.S.-made exports, including aircraft built by IAM members. WATCH: The Ex-Im Bank is […]

December 10, 2015

ILO finds Harper Tories guilty of breaking international law (again)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee on Freedom of Association has found the Canadian Conservative Government guilty of contravening ILO conventions on Freedom of Association, the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining in its Bill C-33, the so-called “Protecting Air Services Act” of March, 2012. This Act took away the right to strike from both […]

November 4, 2013