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      Aircraft Dispatchers Ratify Agreement with Frontier Airlines

      The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is pleased to announce that another of its Air Division work groups has voted to ratify a new contract. The agreement with Denver-based Frontier Airlines goes into effect immediately and comes just before the holiday travel season swings into high gear.
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      Cold Weather Information

      Today marks the start of the cold winter weather with single digit wind chills. After a warm fall adjusting to this first blast of winter will be difficult and weather next week may be even colder and dangerous. Please take all necessary precautions to work in the cold.  The links below are information from OSHA as a guideline to stay safe in the upcoming cold.
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      Calling All IAM Veterans: We Have Resources to Help

      The IAM has great respect for the men and women who have served our country in the Armed Forces. In a move to support those in our own ranks, the delegates at the 39th IAM Grand Lodge Convention passed a resolution to implement the IAM Veteran Services Program.
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      Midweek Update

      We met with Director of Ramp Administration Deb Havens today about some items left open after the last monthly meeting with the company and the following items may affect you. 1. Uniform room change: After switching back to a payroll deduction option for uniform room purchases, the company informed us today that was only a short term change.
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      AFL-CIO-Endorsed Boycotts

      When some labor disputes with businesses cannot be resolved, the AFL-CIO supports its affiliates by endorsing their boycotts. A boycott is an act of solidarity by voluntarily abstaining from the purchase or use of a product or service. Last year, the U.S.
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      Approval of Norwegian Air Permit a Betrayal of US Aviation Workers

      Edward Wytkind, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval of a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International:

      Today’s decision betrays America’s aviation workers by granting a rogue, flag-of-convenience airline a permit to serve the United States. Unless reversed, this decision threatens a generation of U.S. airline jobs and tells foreign airlines that scour the globe for cheap labor and lax employment laws that America is open for business.

      On behalf of the nation’s several million transportation workers, and especially the men and women who form the backbone of U.S. aviation, I appeal to the President to reverse this decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

      NAI’s business model clearly and blatantly violates Article 17 bis of the 2010 U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement, which states that the ‘opportunities created by the Agreement are not intended to undermine labor standards or the labor-related rights and principles contained in the Parties’ respective laws.’ Clearly, a Norwegian-owned airline that is based in Ireland for the purpose of evading Norway’s labor and tax laws, and that will hire crews under Asian contracts, is in violation of these explicit labor protections, and should be denied entry into our marketplace. With this decision, the Obama Administration has failed to enforce the very labor protection it negotiated and sold as a breakthrough in aviation trade policy.

      It is because of NAI’s blatant disregard for our trade laws that unions in the U.S. and Europe, major airlines, and Republican and Democratic members of Congress have all taken a strong stance against the airline’s application. Given the disgust with our trade policies expressed loudly by American voters on November 8, it is especially galling that the Administration has ignored the wants of the American people in favor of a rogue, foreign airline. We urge Congress to take whatever action is needed to undo this decision and prevent NAI and similar business models from poisoning the trans-Atlantic aviation market.

      Today’s decision effectively ushers in a new era in aviation, one in which high-road air carriers will be forced to compete with sweatshop-like airlines. Unless this decision is reversed, U.S. aviation workers will become the latest victims of perverse trade policy.


      Good Jobs for Everyone!

      What is BuyBlue?    

      BuyBlue is a campaign of Labor 411 that celebrates the power of consumers to support socially responsible employers and help create good jobs. We encourage shoppers across the country to buy goods and services from companies that provide good, middle class jobs and treat their workers fairly.

      Join us and pledge to use your hard-earned dollars on products brought to you by American workers who are paid a living wage.


      Find Socially Responsible Products

      #1 Go to Labor411.org. Search the Consumer Products directory by category and pick two of your favorite products! You can also search brick-and-mortar stores in Los AngelesSan FranciscoWashington D.C. or Philadelphia if you are located in these cities. Simply buy products from any stores listed.

      #2 Use the search bar on Labor411.org. Select a database and search away (select Consumer Products if you’re searching for products rather that city-specific stores).


      About Us

      BuyBlue is a campaign of Labor 411. We are here to make your consumer buying choices easy and fun. We call it “Buying Blue” and we hope you will join us in making your everyday decisions count.



       

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      Action Center
      TELL THE SENATE: WE WANT A $10 MINIMUM WAGE
      More than 80% of Americans want to see the minimum wage increased. Obstruction is not an option -- demand Congress vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act and raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour NOW.
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