Month: August 2017

ExpressJet Membership Update

Brothers & Sisters, We have been notified that three inexperienced flight attendants, with no financial ability or resources to represent flight attendants, has filed for a representation election at ExpressJet. We were in talks with the Company this week and were in the midst of negotiating the final sections of the contract, nearing a Tentative […]


By now, many of you may have seen the letter from Doug Caines, British Airways VP Ops, Safety and Business Development.  In this letter, the company alleges that the Union has refused to negotiate and has terminated negotiation.  They go on to state that, based on these alleged actions, the Union could take the membership […]

ExpressJet: Help With Hurricane Harvey

Please be advised the Company has issued the following information: ExpressJet helping crews: As ExpressJet continues to assist our employees in the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, humanitarian flights from IAH-ORD will be launched today at 1:10PM CDT (UA 2755) and 4:10PM CDT (UA 2756). If you wish to be included on either flight, please email […]

Hurricane Harvey: IAM Assistance

Dear Machinists Union Members, These are dark times for all those experiencing the rising waters on the Texas coast and in the Houston area.  Many IAM members live and work in this area, please know you are all in our hearts and minds.  We pray that everyone stays safe, and free from harm’s way. The […]

ExpressJet FA: Hurricane Harvey Update

 Please be advised the following  message was sent by ExpressJet: As everyone has most likely seen and/or experienced, the entire Houston area is severely flooded with more rain in the forecast for the next few days.  A lot of the roads are impassable and many people are stuck in their homes, hotels or at the […]

Missing Member in Houston Area

Brothers & Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our IAM Sister Crystal McDowell was reported missing last Friday before any flooding began in the Houston area.  It has been reported that she was last seen wearing a pink/purple dress and her last known whereabouts were in the Mt Belvieu […]

Urgent: ExpressJet Flight Attendants

Please be advised ExpressJet has issued the following memo: This is an update for anyone in the Houston area, in hotels or at home, and for any Houston-based crewmembers trying to get home from other hubs. Currently, United is running a flight IAH-ORD at around 1330 today if you can get from your hotel to the airport. Brittany […]

IAM Stands with Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Dear Members, General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Harvey: “The IAM stands with our sisters and brothers in Texas and Louisiana who are suffering from the catastrophic flooding caused by this once in a lifetime hurricane. The IAM will mobilize disaster relief efforts and employee assistance to aid IAM members […]

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