One of the first things we can expect is company management to launch an anti-union campaign. Please print and distribute these "Straight Talk" flyers to your co-workers.
ITEM 1: Management will try and misrepresent the true nature and purpose of the authorization card (a-card). They will probably refer to the a-card as a “blank check” and liken it to giving away your social security number. These methods are all about creating an atmosphere of fear and paranoia.
The authorization card’s sole purpose is to show the National Mediation Board (NMB), a federal agency, that there is sufficient interest among workers to hold a secret-ballot representation election. They are NOT membership applications, they are NOT shown to the company and they are NOT votes for the union. An authorization card's purpose is to tell the NMB that you want the right to vote in a representation election.
Authorization cards are also confidential. The only people who see the a-cards are the union and the NMB. In fact, it is illegal for the company to ask to see them, and company management will never know who signed an a-card.
Please view the new frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.
The IAM recently negotiated mid-term contract adjustments at PSA Airlines:
FAA Powerplant - $1.00
Avionics Technician $2.00
Avionics Technician $4.00
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