Month: March 2016


  Sisters and Brothers: As we are all aware, being able to qualify for and maintain a SIDA badge and necessary endorsements is a requirement of our employment and from time to time the governmental agencies responsible for badging qualifications modify those requirements. These changes are outside the control of the Company and the Union. […]

SWISSPORT – PHX OJI Appointments

Due to employee cancellations or no shows to OJI medical follow-up appointments there has been many unnecessary delays in returning employees to full duty.  In a meeting held with Otis and Armando on March 29, 2016 the Company notified the Union of this concern.  After these discussions the Company agreed to continue to allow employees […]

ExpressJet Weekly Update March 30, 2016

Negotiations Update After the IAM’s request for a proffer of arbitration last month, IAM District 142 and ExpressJet Airlines have agreed to continue joint contract negotiations the week of April 25th in Atlanta, GA.   Union Plus Motor Club As an IAM member you have access to many benefits via One of those benefits is the Union […]

IAM Assures Its Members at Alaska Airlines That McGee Air Services Is Not a Threat to Union Jobs and Vows to Organize Airline Vendors

  The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today assured its members that Alaska Airlines’ new ground handling company will not displace IAM-represented workers in any location where IAM workers are currently located on Alaska’s system. Alaska Airlines expects the wholly-owned subsidiary, McGee Air Services, will launch in late summer, falling in line […]


Monday March 21 through March 25, 2016 – Your Negotiating Committee completed the IAM Negotiation Prep Training. In this training, topics such as power analysis, costing of proposals, and negotiation strategies were studied. Your Negotiators have been given the tools necessary to reach a collective bargaining agreement that will help improve your Wages, Health and […]

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