Good afternoon DL 141 IAM member,
I learned early this morning from several of our AGC’s that a social media message threatening our members at United Airlines had surfaced. Threats against our members regardless of carrier are taken very seriously by the IAM and all of us at District 141. I immediately had a few AGC’s contact their local authorities while I contacted United Airlines senior management. United Airlines to their credit was on top of the situation and had been in contact with the proper authorities. Law enforcement informed United that this was a non-credible threat.
Fortunately this turned out to be an empty threat. However we should always take these threats seriously. I know that the old saying can sometimes sound simple but it’s important, “If you see something, say something.” Better to be safe than sorry.
Michael G. Klemm
President and Directing General Chairman
IAMAW District Lodge 141