Month: May 2017


Sisters and Brothers, Last week, your IAM representatives met with Inflight and labor relations management at CommutAir for our regular quarterly meeting to discuss overall concerns that have been brought to us.  Passenger Photos/Videos One of our major concerns was how to handle passengers who are taking photos and/or video of Flight Attendants without their […]

NMB Certifies IAM as Representative for Alaska Airlines

The NMB today certified the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) as the representative for the entire Clerical, Office, Fleet and Passenger Service Employees craft or class at Alaska Airlines, Inc.  The NMB certification confirms that the post-merger Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are now functioning as a single transportation system for representation […]

Happy 129th Birthday, Machinists

Sisters and Brothers, On May 5, 1888, our great union was founded when 19 railroad machinists secretly met in Atlanta to protect their rights from an abusive employer. During that meeting in a dirty railroad pit, those individuals could not have conceived what the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers would become. Tom Talbot […]


Brothers and Sisters, The ratification vote for the recently negotiated tentative agreement will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017  between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm at the San Antonio Fuel Farm in Josh Wiseman’s office. Your Committee recommends a YES vote. Members of the Negotiating Committee along with Grand Lodge Representative John Werkmeister […]

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