IAM Local Lodge 1731

Members of Cleveland and Columbus

Month: July 2014

United Continues Down Wrong Path

7 July 2014, United Airlines today confirmed that 12 out of the 15 previously announced line stations will be outsourced as of 10/1/2014. District 141 and representatives from KOA, LIH and OGG were able to tentatively agree to modifications to the current collective bargaining agreement to maintain IAM-represented employees working in those locations. Informational meetings […]

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Accuses United’s Smisek of Exacerbating “Race to the Bottom”

Tue. July 01, 2014 In a letter to United CEO Jeffrey Smisek, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) questioned the airline’s recent decision to outsource certain smaller “line stations” to low-paid vendors. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) members and staff launched legislative efforts after United Airlines announced its outsourcing strategy, which could force […]