Faysal Silwany Sworn in as Vice President of IAM District 141

Faysal Silwany Sworn in as Vice President of IAM District 141

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CHICAGO – Faysal Silwany was sworn in as vice president by Machinists Union District President Mike Klemm in a ceremony that took place during Wednesday’s District 141 Executive Board meeting.

Silwany, a member of Local 914 in Newark, New Jersey, has been with United Airlines since 2006, starting as a ramp agent. He began serving as a Union Steward in 2015. He later served as an Executive Board Trustee, and in 2019, he was elected to serve as a Committeeman for Local 914.

In his new role, Silwany will support Assistant General Chairs in the Eastern United States and undertake any additional assignments that union members may require.

His appointment, effective immediately, was unanimously approved by the District 141 Executive Board at the IAMAW District 141 Committee Conference in October.

President Klemm praised Silwany’s appointment, stating, “With Faysal Silwany stepping into the role of Vice President, we are reinforcing our commitment to strong, member-focused leadership. His proven ability to negotiate and advocate effectively will be key in our ongoing efforts to secure the best possible outcomes for our members.”

Silwany will also play a vital role in the upcoming Section 6 Contract Negotiations at United Airlines. Section 6 Negotiations are usually lengthy and can take years to negotiate.

Silwany is an experienced union negotiator and was part of the team that secured critical job protections for union members at 17 separate stations around the nation. The agreements also required the airline to insource work at five stations – Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Miami, Raleigh Durham, and Salt Lake City. The agreements also provided pay raises and work rule changes that will help union members while Section 6 Negotiations are underway.

Silwany’s experience in union negotiations will be crucial in the upcoming contract talks with United Airlines. He was part of the team that negotiated a previous contract extension, which was instrumental in preventing outsourcing, increasing pay, and securing beneficial provisions for union members.

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Faysal Silwany Sworn in as Vice President of IAM District 141

16 November 2023

CHICAGO – Faysal Silwany was sworn in as vice president by Machinists Union District President Mike Klemm in a ceremony that took place during Wednesday’s District 141 Executive Board meeting.

Silwany, a member of Local 914 in Newark, New Jersey, has been with United Airlines since 2006, starting as a ramp agent. He began serving as a Union Steward in 2015. He later served as an Executive Board Trustee, and in 2019, he was elected to serve as a Committeeman for Local 914.

In his new role, Silwany will support Assistant General Chairs in the Eastern United States and undertake any additional assignments that union members may require.

His appointment, effective immediately, was unanimously approved by the District 141 Executive Board at the IAMAW District 141 Committee Conference in October.

President Klemm praised Silwany’s appointment, stating, “With Faysal Silwany stepping into the role of Vice President, we are reinforcing our commitment to strong, member-focused leadership. His proven ability to negotiate and advocate effectively will be key in our ongoing efforts to secure the best possible outcomes for our members.”

Silwany will also play a vital role in the upcoming Section 6 Contract Negotiations at United Airlines. Section 6 Negotiations are usually lengthy and can take years to negotiate.

Silwany is an experienced union negotiator and was part of the team that secured critical job protections for union members at 17 separate stations around the nation. The agreements also required the airline to insource work at five stations – Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Miami, Raleigh Durham, and Salt Lake City. The agreements also provided pay raises and work rule changes that will help union members while Section 6 Negotiations are underway.

Silwany’s experience in union negotiations will be crucial in the upcoming contract talks with United Airlines. He was part of the team that negotiated a previous contract extension, which was instrumental in preventing outsourcing, increasing pay, and securing beneficial provisions for union members.

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