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IAM/United Tentative Agreement Q&A
On Saturday, March 9, Assistant General Chair Mike Klemm & Grand Lodge Rep Ira Levy will be at IAD to "Roadshow" and answer questions about the Tentative Agreement. They will be in the midfield CG break rooms in the morning and from 1200-1530 in the main terminal CS briefing room.
If anyone would like to catch up with us in the midfield in the morning please call me on my cell and I will give you our location.
The TA is available on iam141.org. Copies are coming to your homes, but I am not aware that any have been received yet.
Ballots will be sent to your homes for voting and should be arriving soon. Ballots must be in the hands of the U.S. Post Office and postmarked by March 25, 2013.
Machinists’ Union Launches Merger Website
February 14, 2013--US Airways and American Airlines this
morning announced a proposed merger, continuing the consolidation of
the US airline industry. This morning’s announcement is certain to
generate many questions.
To inform IAM members at US Airways of the latest merger news and developments, and to answer any questions members may have, the IAM has launched www.usaamerger.com.
The Machinists Union’s Transportation leadership has also authored a letter to IAM members at US Airways to communicate the IAM’s position concerning the pairing of US Airways and American. Click here to read the letter.
Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreements for 32,500 at United Air
Less than a year after resolving all representational
disputes at the airline formed by a merger of United, Continental
and Continental Micronesia airlines, the International Association
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced three
tentative agreements for 32,500 employees in the Ramp/Fleet Service,
Public Contact/Reservations and Stock Clerk/Stores classifications
at the world’s largest airline.
Negotiations for 1,500 IAM-represented employees in the Fleet Maintenance Instructor, Fleet Technical Instructor, Food Service Employee and Security Officer classifications are continuing.
“These landmark agreements provide retroactive wage increases, signing bonuses, traditional pension increases plus a 401(k) match, improved job security and additional affordable healthcare options,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney. “The IAM negotiating committee is unanimously recommending ratification of each of the tentative agreements.”
Full details of the tentative agreements will be provided to members and informational meetings will be held prior to ratification voting, which will be conducted by mail. Additional details regarding voting and a schedule of informational meetings will be posted at www.iam141.org.
While negotiations for IAM members at United began in 2009, the process was stalled pending the outcome of representation disputes following the carrier’s 2010 merger with Continental Airlines and Continental Micronesia. Representatives from Continental and Continental Micronesia work groups were added to the IAM’s negotiating committees following the IAM's successful campaigns to represent the combined groups of employees.
“IAM negotiators blended multiple contracts and policies from three different airlines covering several classifications,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “No other union has ever had to deal with such a tremendous undertaking in a single round of negotiations. The IAM negotiating committee did an excellent job in unprecedented circumstances.”
Representing more than 100,000 airline workers, the IAM is the world’s largest airline union, and is the largest union at United Airlines. More information about the IAM at United Airlines is available at www.iam141.org.
January 15, 2013
CSA's Emergency Assistance Fund Helps our Members in Need
The Community Services Agency (CSA) of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO is designed to help union members with financial crises which they are experiencing through no fault of their own. Resources for the fund are generated through the annual Bowling and Golf Tournaments and Labor Night at the Nats, and through contributions of local unions who wish their members to be eligible for assistance (Local 1759 participates).
Each year, the Agency helps over 400 union members/families with direct financial contributions to prevent eviction, foreclosure and utility cut-offs, prescriptions, food, and other emergencies. This is only possible through the Emergency Assistance Fund.
The Fund is operated by the Agency to assist eligible union members with emergency needs. Assistance is not guaranteed, but is a function of the availability of monies in the fund, and the eligibility criteria listed below.
A member is eligible to receive funds if:
Members can access the fund once, not once per year, and assistance is capped at $300. Checks are made payable only to a creditor of the member. The Agency will work with members to exhaust all other sources of funds first, and to provide financial counseling as needed.
If you are experiencing an emergency and believe you are eligible for this one-time assistance, please contact EAP rep Kathy Ferguson at email@example.com or (703) 505-4321. Kathy can help with obtaining the required form and submitting a claim.
If you wish to make a personal donation to the Emergency
Assistance Fund, please write a check payable to the Community
Services Agency and mail to:
Community Services Agency
Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO
888 16th Street NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20006
2013 IAM Scholarship
Deadline for submitting scholarship applications is February 25, 2013. For more information and how to apply please go to
Free Pre-Retirement Planning for IAMAW Members
Double Health USA (DHISA) is providing free individual pre-retirement counseling to our members. DHUSA Pre-Retirement Planning provides individual counseling to pre-retirees to the extend requested and needed in areas such as:
Double Health USA (DHUSA) is an insurance service founded by Dave Kee. Dave is a retired vice president from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. After retiring with almost 40 years in the insurance industry, DHUSA was established to help retirees, displaced workers, and low income seniors with health care and insurance issues.
DHUSA has been working with the IAMAW for almost three years in activities such as:
If you have any questions regarding this free service, you can send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You may also call a Double Health USA representative toll-free at 1-866-600-7083.
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