Month: February 2016

IAM Scores Major Legislative Victory

As IAM members from around the country mobilized, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) scored a major political victory yesterday by including in the Aviation Innovation Reform Reauthorization Act of 2016 (AIIR) amendments that would mandate a minimum of 10 hours rest for Flight Attendants and make it a felony to assault […]

Flight Attendant Fatigue Amendment has PASSED!

We did it!  Ten hours rest and an FAA mandated Fatigue Risk Management Program for Flight Attendants is in the FAA Reauthorization Bill (Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2016, AIRR Act)! This is a huge win but the fight doesn’t stop here, this is just the beginning. We have won the first battle, […]

ExpressJet Weekly Update February 9, 2016

The Time to Act is NOW! This is Not a Drill! The House Transportation Committee will be considering the FAA Reauthorization bill H.R. 4441 this Thursday, February 11th.  We need every IAM Flight Attendant to contact members on the Transportation Committee and tell them to vote “YES” to Representative Michael Capuano’s Flight Crew Fatigue Amendment […]

Machinists Union Disputes DOL Claims in Pension Fund Dispute

Washington, D.C., February 8, 2016 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today raised serious questions over allegations contained in a lawsuit filed by the Department of Labor (DOL) against the IAM National Pension Fund. The well-funded IAM National Pension Fund is among the nation’s most stable and best managed multi-employer plans, […]

#IAM For 10

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to bid to be off for March 16th!  We are continuing our #IAMfor10 fight for 10 hours rest and a FAA mandated Fatigue Risk Management Program for Flight Attendants.  We will be having a rally and lobbying event in Washington, DC and this is your chance to make your […]

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