Juneteenth Celebration 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers: In June of 2021, President Biden signed legislation to make June 19th, better known as Juneteenth, our nation’s 12th federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, two years after the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863, when Union troops, under the command of Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived in […]

United Negotiations Update: Job Security Talks Continue

Contract negotiations continued this week in Chicago, IL. IAM and United negotiators focused exclusively on IAM members’ top priority, which is job security. We are cautiously optimistic we can reach agreement on key issues related to protecting our jobs.  Our approach to this issue is multi-faceted and focused on protecting our work from outsourcing, ensuring […]

IAM/Southwest Airlines Reservation Centers

Dear Sisters and Brothers: Southwest Airlines just announced they are closing all the Reservation Centers and transitioning to 100% remote work. The Company made this decision without input from your Union. The Company has chosen to implement practices that were discussed and proposed by your IAM Negotiations Team during negotiations (such as but not limited […]

IAM/District Lodge 142 EAP

Dear Sisters and Brothers: It seems like every time we look at the paper or watch the news, we are seeing another story about a shooting somewhere. It’s as if almost daily we are reaching out to Union leadership around the country to learn if our members are directly impacted by the latest shooting. We […]

IAM/Southwest Airlines Contract Ratification Update

Dear Sisters and Brothers: Assuring to keep you, the dedicated membership, informed, engaged and participating in the ongoing work of the campaign to secure a Collective Bargaining Agreement that will uphold and strengthen the fight for dignity and respect for our families through the labor of our workers, we are planning the following engagement opportunities: […]

United Contract Negotiations Update: Job Security Focus in This Week’s Talks

27 May 2022 This week, IAM District 141 and United Airlines management continued contract talks in Chicago, IL. The IAM Negotiations Committee began the week by presenting United management negotiators with a comprehensive list of issues that must be resolved satisfactorily if an expedited deal is to be reached by the mutually agreed upon deadline […]

Southwest Airlines Members Reject Agreement

Sisters and Brothers,   Our members have spoken and the contract was rejected with an overwhelming majority vote to authorize the union to strike. We would like to thank everyone who voted and your Negotiating Committee for their hard work during this process.   Your leadership will be meeting in the coming days to determine […]

IAM / Southwest Airlines Vote Update

Sisters and Brothers: Your DL 142 Southwest General Chairs all headed home after many long days of work in responding to your concerns and questions related to the contract and we thank them for their hard work. With that, your DL 142 Trustees arrived to work the vote count and are in the process of […]

IAM / Southwest Airlines Vote Extended

POST ON ALL IAMAW BULLETIN BOARDS Sisters and Brothers: Due to a high volume of voters, the Southwest Contract Vote has been extended eight (8) hours. The electronic voting will now close at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 6, 2022. Please reach out to your General Chair if you have questions or […]