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ORLANDO SHOOTING June 13, 2016 It is with heavy hearts that we express our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the senseless tragedy that occurred in Orlando. A shooter took the lives of 50 people and wounded at least 53 others.  This, the largest mass shooting […]


We will hold informational meetings on the Southwest SOS TA on Friday June 24, 2016. The meetings will be held in the Freedom Stories Conference Room on the fourth floor in the TOPS building. It is directly across from SOS. We will hold informational meetings beginning at 10am and will do meetings through the day, […]

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES Tentative Agreement Reached For Source Of Support Representatives

After a year of negotiations, your negotiating committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Company. Without your solidarity and support, this would not have been possible. Highlights of the proposed tentative agreement are attached below. In accordance with District 142 By-Laws, your committee will work to compile copies of the Tentative Agreement, for the […]

Happy Birthday IAM. Looking Good at 128

IAM members attending classes at the Winpisinger Center today were treated to a cake commemorating the 128th anniversary of the founding of the Machinists Union. IAM International President Bob Martinez issued the following statement commemorating the 128th anniversary of the IAM’s founding: “May 5 marks the 128th anniversary since 19 Machinists met in secret to […]

Machinists Union, United Airlines Reach Deal on New Contracts for 30,000 Workers

  Washington, D.C., April 4, 2016 –The International Association of Machinists and Aero- space Workers (IAM) today announced it has reached seven tentative agreements with United Airlines for approximately 30,000 workers at the airline. The ve-year accords run through 2021 and call for approximately 30 percent in pay increases over the term of the deal […]

IAM-SOUTHWEST ‘True Up’ Ratification Lump Sum Bonus Calculations Concluded

IAM-SOUTHWEST ‘True Up’ Ratification Lump Sum Bonus Calculations Concluded March 18, 2016 Please be advised that we have completed the ratification lump sum bonus true-up calculations. The “true-up” provision in the IAM-Southwest collective bargaining agreement increases our original ratification bonus received in 2014. The amount is based on your pay step and work status—part-time or […]

‘True Up’ Generates Over $119 Million for IAM Members at Southwest Airlines

‘True Up’ Generates Over $119 Million for IAM Members at Southwest Airlines March 17, 2016 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 142 today announced that due to the “true up” provision negotiated during the last round of collective bargaining, IAM workers at Southwest Airlines will receive an additional $119 million in wages […]


SOUTHWEST TRUE-UP INFORMATION February 22, 2016 IAM’s Forward Thinking Negotiations Strategy at Southwest Results in Windfall of Cash for Members. When IAM members at Southwest Airlines ratified their most recent contract in December 2014, they not only received wage increases, lump sum payments and other improvements, they also ratified IAM negotiated protections against falling behind […]

Southwest Me-Too Clauses

To the IAM Membership at Southwest Airlines: As you have seen, the TWU has a tentative agreement with their Ops and Ramp agents. Congratulations to them. Like negotiations with many companies with multiple unions on the property, each union follows the other and gets more, in essence, leap-frogging each other. The IAM anticipated this when […]

SOUTHWEST SOS Negotiations Update

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, the initial meeting between the IAM and Southwest Airlines opened the negotiations for the Source of Support represented group. It was an exchange of documentation: the list of the covered group and job descriptions. A review of the current collective bargaining agreement that covers the CS&S Reps and the Customer […]

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