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United in Remembrance members of Local 914 in Newark remember lives lost, join to lift spirits.

    United in Remembrance Members of Local 914 in Newark remember lives lost, join to lift spirits Machinists Union members joined co-workers from United and other airport employees in front of Terminal C at Newark Liberty Airport on Wednesday morning to remember 12 United workers who have died from complications due to COVID-19. The […]

Rep. Kennedy to United CEO: “Honor the Commitments you made to your employees and the American people.”

Rep. Kennedy to United CEO: “Honor the Commitments you made to your employees and the American people.” May 12, 2020 Mr. Oscar Munoz Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines, Inc. PO Box 06649 Chicago, IL 60606-0649 Dear Mr. Munoz, I am alarmed by United Airlines’ decision to eliminate 3,400 management and administration positions on October 1, […]

As promised in my message yesterday, below is a more detailed Q&A regarding the voluntary COLA offering that is open today through May 15. As a reminder, you can learn more about this COLA and make your election on Help Hub. My continued thanks for your commitment to our airline. Jon

  Questions and answers   I received Greg Hart’s letter dated May 1, 2020 regarding the reduction of hours and was instructed to go to Help Hub to make an election.  I did that.  What happens with that election now? The Help Hub election site for the mandatory reduction of hours has been closed and […]

Hawaiian Airlines Negotiations Update

May 8, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers, We hope this communication finds you safe and healthy. As you are aware, we entered into Limited Issue/Expedited Negotiations with Hawaiian Airlines in the month of February. The majority of the Negotiating sessions were spent on sharing the proposals of both sides. We spent time explaining your proposals and […]

Machinists Union Withdraws United Lawsuit

  The Machinists Union today withdrew its lawsuit against United Airlines after the carrier backed down from its plans to cut the pay rates of its entire full-time Fleet Service and Customer Service workgroups by reducing their hours worked. The IAM maintains the right to return to Federal Court if United Airlines again attempts to […]

Letter from International Transport Workers Federation Supporting IAM Members at United

  The International Transport Workers Federation sent a letter to United’s CEO in solidarity with the IAM. The full text of the letter is below. Download original version >To Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines   I write you today on behalf of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), which represents nearly 700 transport trade […]

Senators Send Letter Supporting Airline Workers to Treasury Department

    May 7, 2020 Dear Deryl Gaylord, At the Machinists Union’s request, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today wrote a letter to the United States Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, urging him to issue guidance clarifying that unilateral decisions to reduce workers’ hours, and as a result their […]

Work for a Large* Employer? Understanding your Benefit Eligibility

  Work for a Large* Employer? Understanding your Benefit Eligibility The Covid-19 pandemic has created enormous disruptions to the U.S. and global economies. Workers who are now unemployed, furloughed, or working reduced hours may be eligible for various compensation, fringe benefit, and unemployment benefit programs. Eligibility for these programs depends on a variety of factors, […]

Following up on Greg Hart’s message earlier today …

By now, most of you have likely seen today’s message from Greg Hart, EVP and chief operations officer, outlining a voluntary Company-Offered Leave of Absence (COLA) program to reduce hours for our IAM-represented employees covered under the Passenger Service Employees Agreement and the Fleet Service Employees Agreement. For everyone’s convenience, I’ve included a brief Q&A below, and […]