2017 IAM Legislative
As part of the 2017 IAM Legislative Conference, Fighting Machinists from across the United States hit Capitol Hill to remind their elected representatives of who they are supposed to represent.
Attendees lobbied members of Congress on the issues that affect IAM members most – trade, defense funding, retirement security, health care costs and much more. Delegates also heard from allies in Congress and attended a congressional reception hosted by the IAM.
Be a part of the power IAM members brings to DC.
On Tuesday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) along with Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act, a bill that seeks to protect airline passengers and cabin crew from toxic cabin air. Academic research indicates that approximately 20,000 toxic fume events have occurred during the past 10 years – an […]
Late last year, IAM Legislative Director Hasan Solomon and myself met with staff of Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. Senator Blumenthal had several constituents who thought they had been exposed to contaminated cabin air and the Senator asked the Machinists Union to explain how that happens and what needs to be done to protect the flying […]
The Senate Commerce Committee Thursday approved customer service assault language into their Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill. This language will help protect Customer Service Agents (CSAs) against physical abuse. The IAM applauds both the House and Senate for including this language, along with the 10-hour rest rule for flight attendants, into their bills. But, unlike […]
Today is the day to call your U.S. representative and ask them to stand up against assault on Customer Service Agents at U.S. airports. Across the country, an increasing number of Airline Customer Service Representatives are being physically assaulted on a daily basis. Some of these injuries have been life-altering. CALL NOW: 202-224-3121 Tell your […]
Sisters and Brothers, A plan was released to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act enabled 20 million previously uninsured people to obtain medical coverage. The repeal and replace bill would slash or eliminate health benefits for tens of millions of people while granting tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. The […]