INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS & AEROSPACE WORKERS, LL2339N
OSHA Regulation in theAviation Industry
By IAM, International Staff Writter
A Monthly Publication
President-Joey GuiderV.P. – Mike BecerraEditor-Michael Zirulnik
of IAM LocalLodge 2339N2010, All Rights Reserved
IN THIS ISSUE
OSHA RegulationsPresident’s MessageNOH8 Campaign2 1 3
As we all know with the mergers at CO &XJT , we are indeed in for the fight of ourlivelihood. This is the time to step forwardand stand up for the union who representsyou and your co-workers daily. Get outthere and let your voice be heard. If youwant to get involved, please contact anyunion rep and they will point you in theproper direction.
By Brandon Mabery
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger today calledon all U.S. Senators to reject a proposal by Kentucky Republican Sen.Rand Paul that would cripple a decade-long effort to extendimportant workplace health and safety protections to the nation’sprofessional Flight Attendants.“For more than 40 years, American workers have enjoyed thebenefits and protections afforded by the Occupational Safety andHealth Act,” said Buffenbarger in a letter to all Senators.“Unfortunately, these protections do not apply to Flight Attendants.”Since 1975, the FAA has held unilateral jurisdiction overworkplace safety for Flight Attendants, but without prescribing orenforcing safety and health standards or regulations. Sen. Paul isproposing an amendment to strike language from the pending FAAReauthorization Bill (S.223) that would create shared jurisdictionover air cabin workplace safety for both OSHA and the FederalAviation Administration (FAA).Buffenbarger is also calling on IAM local and district lodgemembers to urge their senators to vote “no” on Sen. Paul’s anti-flightattendant safety and health amendment and to any otheramendments that would weaken this long overdue legislation.To join us in our opposition of this blatant disregard of FlightAttendants go to GOIAM.ORG, proceed to the MNPL tab and thenclick Tell Senators to Oppose Anti-Flight Attendant Amendment.