Hurricane Beryl Assistance and Resources

Hurricane Beryl Assistance and Resources

Disaster Assistance Resources Available

July 15, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Hurricane Beryl made landfall on Monday, July 8, 2024, near Matagorda, TX, about 100 miles from Houston, battering Southeast Texas with heavy rains and winds. The storm has caused widespread and ongoing power outages across the Texas Gulf Coast, leaving many of our union members and their families without electricity.

IAM District 141 leadership stands in solidarity with all union members impacted by this natural disaster. We are deeply concerned about your safety and well-being during this challenging time.

We are now processing requests for disaster assistance through the IAM Disaster Relief Fund. If you or a loved one have been affected by Hurricane Beryl and need assistance, please follow these steps to submit a claim:

1. Submit a Completed Claim Form
Within 30 days of the damage, submit a completed claim form. To get a form and for help filling it out, please contact your Assistant General Chair.

2. Required Information
Ensure your claim form includes the date of occurrence, ownership or rental status, primary or secondary residence, whether the dwelling is habitable, a description of damages, and photos or drawings illustrating the damages.

3. Review and Submission
Your Assistant General Chair will review your claim and ensure it is completed. They will then submit it on your behalf.

For detailed information and to access the necessary forms, please visit the 2024 IAM Disaster Relief Fund Website.

Please note that food losses due to power outages are not covered by the disaster relief program..

Additionally, if you require assistance with your job during this time, please reach out to your Union Stewards and Local Committees for support.

We are here to support you and your families as we work together to overcome the challenges posed by Hurricane Beryl.

In solidarity,

Mike Klemm
President/Directing General Chair
IAM District 141

EAP Contacts

Belinda Hawkins
Email: eapiambelinda@gmail.com
Phone: (832) 471-7477

Tony Rodriguez
EAP Chairman – United Airlines
Email: iameaptony@gmail.com
Phone: (303) 525-3334

Important Links and Resources

2024 IAM Disaster Relief Fund 

Veterans Disaster Assistance

UnionPlus Disaster Relief Grants

Salvation Army

Red Cross

United Way

Texas Division of Emergency Management

Please share these Ice, Food, and Water Distribution Centers. We will update as new places are identified. Click on the link below:

Ice, Food, and Water Distribution Centers

As always, those in need can also reach out to the Employee Assistance Program for more help. EAP services are free, confidential, compassionate, and available now.

For those who don’t need help, but who would like to give, please consider donating to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund. Every dollar helps.

 

Resources Available

FEMA.gov (www.fema.gov)

* Apply for assistance
* Local, State and National recovery resources
* 24/7 Counseling
* Multilingual Support
*Connect via Phone, social media, Text or the Mobile app

1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

Disaster Shelters | Find Shelters | American Red Cross (www.redcross.org

* Temporary shelters
* 24/7 Counseling
* Call or text 1 (800) 985-5990

United Way 211 – 211 Site (211unitedway.org)
Call 2-1-1 or 1 (800) 543-7709

Text your zip code to 898-211

Food, Housing, Child Care, Mental Health, Financial, Utilities and many other forms of aid.

Location Search – The Salvation Army USA (www.salvationarmyusa.org)

  • Supplying food, water, shelter, and vital resources

1 (601) 969-6868

Need Housing Assistance? – HUD Exchange (www.hudexchange.info/housing-and-homeless-assistance/

Food banks, WIC, SNAP and other food assistance programs

Health and safety resources 

Disaster Relief Guides – IAMAW (goiam.org) 

United We Care (ual.com) (https://flyingtogether.ual.com/employee-services/unitedwecare)
Employee Relief Fund – Financial Assistance

Medicaid.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare | Medicaid (www.medicaid.gov)
How to sign up for, resources per State, State overviews
1 (877) 267-2323

Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare | Medicare (www.medicare.gov)
How to sign up for, find health care providers, health & drug plans

1 (800) MEDICARE – 1 (800) 633-4227

 

United Negotiations Update

United Negotiations Update

United Contract Negotiations Update

02 July 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Last week, your IAM District 141 United Airlines Negotiating Committee, with your invaluable support, met with United Airlines management and began Section Six negotiations on the Fleet Service, Passenger Service, Storekeepers, Maintenance Instructors, Security Officers, Central Load Planners, and Fleet Technical Instructors and Related collective bargaining agreements (CBA).

The negotiations last week focused primarily on the Passenger Service contract. Much discussion took place regarding Agent on Demand (AOD), language interpreters, and temporary assignments. The temporary assignment discussions also pertained to the Fleet Service CBA.

No tentative agreements were reached. However, good, spirited dialogue was had and we hope to come to resolution regarding these important issues during our next negotiations session.

Negotiations will continue the week of 15 July, 2024 and we plan to continue our focus on these areas of Article One. We will also bring in the Fleet Technical Instructors and Related and our Central Load Planners sub-committees to begin Article One discussions on those two contracts.
We remain optimistic that we can reach tentative agreements by the end of the year or the first quarter of 2025, however, for this to happen,

United management must be serious and committed to providing us, the IAM members who have turned this airline around and have created one of the most profitable airlines in the world, the fair contract that we deserve.

Your unwavering support is appreciated and necessary to obtain the contract each and every IAM member employed by United Airlines deserves.

We will provide an update after our July negotiating session.

In solidarity,

Your Negotiating Committee
Olu Ajetomobi
Joe Bartz
Jill Hazamy
Victor Hernandez
Barb Martin
Terry Stansbury
Faysal Silwany
Erik Stenberg
Sue Weisner

Michael G Klemm
President and Directing General Chair, 
District 141,
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

Recording Secretaries: Please print and post on all IAMAW bulletin Boards.

June Helping Hands – Sleep and Wellness

June Helping Hands – Sleep and Wellness

June Helping Hands – Sleep and Wellness

EAP Peers:
 
     This month we address sleep. Sleep and its relationship with mental health, in particular sleep and depression are discussed. How to improve sleep habits and some sleep facts are included on page 2. 
 
     Healthy sleep is one of the most important factors is maintaining good mental health. Most of us do not get enough regular sleep – 8 hours a night. Many of our co-workers work off shifts that can alter our normal circadian rhythms. Mental health is affected depending upon the amount of sleep deprivation experienced. We can help our off-shift and rotating shift co-workers about how sleep affects their mental health and direct them to information that can help them get healthier sleep. 
 
     Thank you for taking good care of each other – please remember to take good care of yourselves also!  
 
Bryan,

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.

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Unified Airline Workers Gather in Nevada

Unified Airline Workers Gather in Nevada

Unified Airline Workers Gather in Nevada

Unified Airline Workers Gather in Nevada

IAM141.org

LAS VEGAS – The 2024 Machinists Union District 141 Committee Conference kicked off today in Las Vegas, bringing together over 200 union activists, leaders, and grievance committee members from across the United States. The three-day event, which runs until Thursday, aims to network, share ideas, and hone skills as the union enforces 14 separate contracts across eight major companies in the airline industry.

“Your diversity is your strength, but your solidarity is your power,” Machinists Legislative Director Hasan Solomon told the union members assembled. Solomon, recently named one of the Top 500 most influential people on Capitol Hill, was one of the notable speakers.

The event opened with remarks from District 141 President and Directing General Chair Mike Klemm, who called the conference to order. “I want to express my deep gratitude and respect for the work our local grievance committees are doing on the front lines for our constituents,” Klemm stated. Vicky Schoening, President of Local Lodge 845 based in Las Vegas, also delivered opening remarks to the attendees representing workers at every major U.S. airport.

A key focus is the looming Section Six negotiations covering nearly 30,000 workers at United Airlines. President Klemm briefed the conference on the current state of labor in the airline industry as the union gears up for these pivotal contract talks. Other major topics included internal organizing, increasing union membership, and building solidarity.

Susie Martinez, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO, also delivered remarks.

While the agenda was jam-packed with leadership workshops and strategy sessions, the overall tone was one of determination and emphasis on union solidarity. With representatives from United, American, Hawaiian, Philippines, Spirit Airlines, SMX Cargo, and Flagship Janitorial Services in attendance, the conference allows these disparate workgroups to unite around shared goals.

We have a quick favor to ask. If only 10% of union members sign up for regular donations to support important legislative and regulatory goals like this, we can put airline workers front and center on Capitol Hill. Becoming a recurring donor is more than a contribution—it’s a commitment to our cause and a testament to the power of collective action. Every donation helps, no matter the size.

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LAS VEGAS – The 2024 Machinists Union District 141 Committee Conference kicked off today in Las Vegas, bringing together over 200 union activists, leaders, and grievance committee members from across the United States. The three-day event, which runs until Thursday, aims to network, share ideas, and hone skills as the union enforces 14 separate contracts across eight major companies in the airline industry.

“Your diversity is your strength, but your solidarity is your power,” Machinists Legislative Director Hasan Solomon told the union members assembled. Solomon, recently named one of the Top 500 most influential people on Capitol Hill, was one of the notable speakers.

The event opened with remarks from District 141 President and Directing General Chair Mike Klemm, who called the conference to order. “I want to express my deep gratitude and respect for the work our local grievance committees are doing on the front lines for our constituents,” Klemm stated. Vicky Schoening, President of Local Lodge 845 based in Las Vegas, also delivered opening remarks to the attendees representing workers at every major U.S. airport.

A key focus is the looming Section Six negotiations covering nearly 30,000 workers at United Airlines. President Klemm briefed the conference on the current state of labor in the airline industry as the union gears up for these pivotal contract talks. Other major topics included internal organizing, increasing union membership, and building solidarity.

Susie Martinez, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO, also delivered remarks.

While the agenda was jam-packed with leadership workshops and strategy sessions, the overall tone was one of determination and emphasis on union solidarity. With representatives from United, American, Hawaiian, Philippines, Spirit Airlines, SMX Cargo, and Flagship Janitorial Services in attendance, the conference allows these disparate workgroups to unite around shared goals.

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IAM141.org

WASHINGTON DC – Brian Bryant, International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the President’s Export Council. This U.S. governmental organization is the principal national advisory committee on international trade, offering a forum for private-sector business and labor leaders, members of Congress, and other administration officials to discuss and resolve trade-related issues.

Bryant, a Maine native and shipbuilder at Bath Iron Works, will represent the voices of 600,000 active and retired IAM members across the aerospace, defense, airline, manufacturing, and other industries in White House trade discussions. He also serves as Vice Chair of the AFL-CIO’s Industrial Union Council, on the Executive Committee of the IndustriALL Global Union, and on the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council.

“Our nation’s trade policies directly affect the livelihoods of our members in so many critical industries,” said Bryant. “I’m extremely thankful to President Biden for nominating me to help ensure that workers have a prominent seat in every trade discussion that affects our jobs, supply chains, and national security.”

The President’s Export Council has recently renegotiated the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The council’s advocacy ensured that the agreement included stronger labor protections for American workers and enforcement mechanisms, leading to better working conditions and higher wages for workers in the United States, particularly in the manufacturing and automotive sectors.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among the largest unions in North America, representing nearly 600,000 active and retired members in manufacturing, aerospace, defense, airlines, railroad, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care, and other industries.

We have a quick favor to ask. If only 10% of union members sign up for regular donations to support important legislative and regulatory goals like this, we can put airline workers front and center on Capitol Hill. Becoming a recurring donor is more than a contribution—it’s a commitment to our cause and a testament to the power of collective action. Every donation helps, no matter the size.

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Machinists Union International President Brian Bryant Appointed to President Biden’s Export Council

3 June 2024

WASHINGTON DC – Brian Bryant, International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the President’s Export Council. This U.S. governmental organization is the principal national advisory committee on international trade, offering a forum for private-sector business and labor leaders, members of Congress, and other administration officials to discuss and resolve trade-related issues.

Bryant, a Maine native and shipbuilder at Bath Iron Works, will represent the voices of 600,000 active and retired IAM members across the aerospace, defense, airline, manufacturing, and other industries in White House trade discussions. He also serves as Vice Chair of the AFL-CIO’s Industrial Union Council, on the Executive Committee of the IndustriALL Global Union, and on the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council.

“Our nation’s trade policies directly affect the livelihoods of our members in so many critical industries,” said Bryant. “I’m extremely thankful to President Biden for nominating me to help ensure that workers have a prominent seat in every trade discussion that affects our jobs, supply chains, and national security.”

The President’s Export Council has recently renegotiated the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The council’s advocacy ensured that the agreement included stronger labor protections for American workers and enforcement mechanisms, leading to better working conditions and higher wages for workers in the United States, particularly in the manufacturing and automotive sectors.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among the largest unions in North America, representing nearly 600,000 active and retired members in manufacturing, aerospace, defense, airlines, railroad, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care, and other industries.

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United Contract Negotiations Update

29 May 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Last week, we met with United Airlines to set logistics, protocols, and scheduling for our upcoming contract negotiations.

Our members have been clear. We are overdue for a comprehensive contract negotiation under the rules set forth under Section Six of the Railway Labor Act.

Both sides will form subcommittees to work on specific language for each Article across all seven contracts: Fleet Service, Passenger Service, Storekeepers, Maintenance Instructors, Security Officers, Central Load Planners, and Fleet Technical Instructors and Related.

We have agreed to meet one week each month to exchange proposals, starting with Article One. The first sessions are scheduled for the weeks of June 24th, July 15th, and August 12th.

Setting these ground rules is crucial for ensuring a structured and efficient negotiation process. We will provide an update after each session.

In solidarity,

Your Negotiating Committee
Olu Ajetomobi
Joe Bartz
Jill Hazamy
Victor Hernandez
Barb Martin
Terry Stansbury
Faysal Silwany
Erik Stenberg
Sue Weisner

Michael G Klemm
President and Directing General Chair, 
District 141,
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

Recording Secretaries: Please print and post on all IAMAW bulletin Boards.