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This letter was sent on October 27 by International President Harry Lombardo to IAM President Thomas Buffenbarger in response to a letter received by IAM Airlines Coordinator Timothy Klima.
President Lombardo's response sets forth why TWU believes that the October 24th letter violates our joint Association Agreements with IAM, and threatens to undermine the effective implementation of those Agreements.
This is a very serious matter. Members can expect further communications regarding it from the International shortly.
In the meantime, we thank those Local Presidents who have strongly rallied to the defense, both in speech and writing, of the International's unique role in the Joint Associations.
Washington, DC — Transport Workers Union of America International President Harry Lombardo issued the following statement in response to the US Department of Transportation’s denial of Norwegian Air International’s foreign air carrier permit exemption application.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI). In comments filed yesterday, the unions, representing over 80,000 Flight Attendants, urged the DOT to uphold the strong labor protections outlined in the U.S.-E.U. Air Transport Agreement (ATA) known as Open Skies.
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