Here' what you need to know.
In 2014, JetBlue Pilots voted to join the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) and immediately began negotiating for their first contract. After more than three years of stalling and lowball offers by the company, the pilots have finally reached an "Agreement in Principle" on what might become the first union contract in the history of the airline.
Union contracts are protecting paychecks.
While millions of America’s non-union workers are watching their paychecks erode due to ever-increasing health care costs and wage stagnation, IAM Members at our nation’s airlines are prospering.
With wages that are higher than they have ever been, new contracts that make outsourcing almost impossible, and no shortage of profits for carriers, airline workers have never had it better than they do right now.
The Local 811 Women’s Committee held their 3rd annual Memorial Cancer Walk on Saturday morning in Houston. The goal of the event was to raise awareness for those impacted by cancer – caregivers, families and patients alike.
The walk was part of Houston’s yearly IAM Union Picnic.
“The first year we did it we had maybe 15 people,” said project organizer Sarah Monderoy. “We’ve learned a lot since then, about how to plan dates, locations and times that work for more members,” she added, jokingly. “Since we started, we’ve built a much stronger turnout, and we are very proud of that.”