TWU-IAM Association Reaches Agreements in Principle for 30,000 Workers at American Airlines

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2020 — The TWU-IAM Association today announced it has reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion to cover more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members. The tentative deals provide industry top wages, … Read more

Spirit Machinists Vote Yes on Extension

Thousands of Machinists from IAM Local 839 in Wichita, KS used their vote as their voice and by nearly 70 percent, approved a three-year contract extension with Spirit AeroSystems. “With the grounding of the 737 Max and the recent layoffs, the members of Local 839 have had to endure a lot in the last few … Read more

IAM Pushes For House Passage of PRO ACT

The House is likely to vote on the Protecting the Rights to Organize (PRO) Act next week. The IAM is advocating for the PRO Act (H.R. 2474), which would eliminate so-called right to work laws and broaden workers’ rights to strike and organize. The bill, introduced in May by House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), was … Read more

New Report: China Trade Deficit Has Cost 3.7 Million U.S. Jobs

The growing trade deficit with China has cost 3.7 million U.S. jobs between 2001 and 2018, including 700,000 jobs lost in the first two years of the Trump administration, according to a new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis. The study comes two weeks after the president signed a “phase one” trade deal with China. Despite … Read more

Bilingual Speakers are the Bridge to Latino Workforce Outreach

Members of the IAMAW Spanish Leadership Working Group (SLWG) convened last week at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3)  to discuss the direction of the group, improve their visibility, welcome new members, and to review and update the Spanish education materials for the New Year 2020. 2020 is a particularly important year … Read more

Los hispanohablantes bilingües son el puente para alcanzar la fuerza laboral latina

Miembros del Grupo Liderazgo en Español del IAMAW (SLWG) se reunieron la semana pasada en el Centro de Educación y Tecnología William W. Winpisinger (W3) para discutir la dirección del grupo, mejorar su visibilidad, dar la bienvenida a nuevos miembros y revisar y actualizar el materiales educativos en español para el año nuevo 2020. El … Read more