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Coronavirus Kills United Airlines EWR Employee; Two Others Test Positive

The global pandemic Coronavirus has claimed the life of a United Airlines Newark employee according to company officials.

In a statement released by United Airlines managers released the following:

“It’s with deep sympathy that I share the unfortunate passing of Mr. Carlos Consuegra, one of our Ramp Service Employees here at Newark”.

Officials said Carlos was a member of United Airlines’ hub since 2007.

“It is a true tragedy to lose a member of our Newark family under such circumstances.

We have been working closely with our Corporate Medical Department, the CDC and local health authorities during this entire pandemic and working together with all our employees on keeping each of you protected against the virus.

Officials say Carlos was admitted to the hospital at the end of last week, and then diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly after.

 

Machinists Union Statement on Milwaukee Molson Coors Shooting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) releases the following statement on the shooting at Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee. The IAM represents approximately 50 mechanics and machine repair workers at the brewery. They are represented by IAM Locals 66 and 510 in Milwaukee.

“The Machinists Union is deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that occurred Wednesday at the Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee. We want to express our deepest condolences to the victims’ families, the members of IAM Locals 66 and 510, and all our union sisters and brothers affected by this senseless act of violence. We are working closely with the company and fellow unions and are in the process of deploying resources and counselors from the IAM Employee Assistance Program, as we know many workers will need support in dealing with this tragedy.”

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among the largest industrial trade unions in North America and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired members in manufacturing, aerospace, defense, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking and other industries. For more information, visit goIAM.org.

 

 

 

 

IAMAW District Lodge 141 President and Directing General Chairman Michael G. Klemm, visits  IAM Local Lodge 1932  members with Grand Lodge Representative Kris Hannah, in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“American Airlines wants to slash the pay of its employees; they want to outsource jobs,” Sanders told the crowd. “They want to take away health care benefits, and they want to abolish its defined benefit pension plan.”

 

“This is exactly what Americans are sick and tired of. And it’s not just American Airlines. Companies make good profits in America, and then they shut down and move to some desperate developing country.”

“American Airlines is not a poor, struggling company,” Sanders continued. “Last year, it made a net profit of $1.4 billion. This is a company that had enough money to pay its CEO, Doug Parker, over $19 million in compensation last year. This is a company that had enough money to buy back $15 billion of its own stocks during a five-year period.”

“So, today I say to the CEO of American Airlines… You damn well have enough money to pay your workers a decent wage with good benefits.”