Month: November 2016


On November 8, 2016 voters in Arizona passed Proposition 206 which raises the minimum wage and provides for Company paid sick leave.  This new law raises the bar from which we will begin negotiations very soon.  Your Union with Union Members like yourselves and other community groups worked tirelessly to get this Proposition on the […]


December has proven to be a challenging month when bidding, don’t forget to add an Unstack Bid Sheet. Directions on how to do an Unstack Bid Sheet are on the Flica Cover Sheet. There are SME’s (subject matter experts) in each base who are there to help you. Please utilize their days and hours, listed […]

IAM Southwest – CSA/HATS

TO ALL SOUTHWEST CSAs: Over the last several months, the issue of Hour at a Time (HAT) vacation has been an issue.  As a group, your General Chairs have raised this issue to Southwest leadership at the past Union Leadership Summits, which are held approximately every quarter.  As a result of those discussions, the company […]

Association, AA Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiations Update

Sisters and Brothers, The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of November 7th in LAS.  During this week’s session, the committee exchanged and discussed the following articles: Reduction in Force- MCT – We reached a tentative agreement on this portion of the Hours of Service article. One Station Agreements- M&R […]

Machinists Union Responds to Election of Donald Trump

Washington, D.C., November 9, 2016 — Bob Martinez, International President of the nearly 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released this statement on the election of Donald Trump: “I want to sincerely thank the thousands of IAM members and working people who voted, volunteered and made a difference in this year’s election. […]

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