The NMB today certified the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) as the representative for the entire Clerical, Office, Fleet and Passenger Service Employees craft or class at Alaska Airlines, Inc. The NMB certification confirms that the post-merger Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are now functioning as a single transportation system for representation purposes for Clerical, Office, Fleet and Passenger Service employees of the combined carrier.
Stores employees will continue to be represented by the IAM without the need for a single carrier determination from the NMB. There are no similar corresponding employees from Virgin America.
“This certification assures that all our members at Alaska Airlines will work under the provisions and safety our collective bargaining agreement affords,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja.
“The IAM will continue to welcome and integrate the Virgin America employees into the IAM structure,” said District 142 PGDC Dave Supplee.
In February 2017, the IAM filed an application with the NMB asserting that Alaska Airlines and Virgin America constituted a single transportation system. This certification reaffirms that the IAM represents approximately 4,500 members at post-merger Alaska.
PRESIDENT & DIRECTING