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IAM Retiree Climbs Everest

IAM Member A 'Guardian Angel' 

University of Iowa labor song contest winner

Don Stella retires
 
Tom (Buddha) Stockton inducted into the Quad Cities Labor Hall of Fame

Nino's Restaurant: Serving Workers at Ground Zero

Continental Flight Attendants Pat of Operation Valliant Rescue

Union Members Fight Right to Work (For Less) Measure

Local 743 Pitches In to Prevent Drug Abuse

Shipyard Workers Relaunch USS Cole
Never Too Late to Walk the Line
Raytheon Members Save 320 Jobs in Wichita
Patrol Boat Captains Aid Collision Victims

Harley Member Breaks World Record

St. Paul Technician Helps Rescue Elderly Woman

IAM family members receive 2003 Union Plus Scholarship Awards

IAM Police Officers Save Boy's Life

Local 1725 Member Dies in Heroic Rescue

ADBR Richard Olson Retires
 


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All smiles on Operation Valiant Rescue. IAM-represented Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants (from left) Jean Tang; Beverly Haines; Deborah Purcell; Suzanne Hendricks and Cynthia Iverson pose with the crew from the downed American EP3 surveillance aircraft after their release from China's Hainan Island.

CONTINENTAL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS PART OF OPERATION VALIANT RESCUE
From the IAM Journal Summer 2001

After waiting five tense days as diplomats jockeyed for the release of 24 crewmembers of a downed Air Force EP-3 surveillance plane, a special charter flight crew from Continental Micronesia took off from Guam at 2:30 AM on April 12.

The Chinese government had released the U.S. military personnel. Operation Valiant Rescue was on its way. "We arrived on Hainan Island at 6 a.m. China Time," said Suzanne Hendricks, Guam-based Flight Attendant for Continental Micronesia and president of IAM Local Lodge 2339-G. "After an anxious hour and a half on the ground, we were back in the air with America's newest men and women of honor."

The Chinese government would not let U.S. military aircraft land on Hainan Island, so the crew from Continental Micronesia operated a special charter flight to bring the U.S. servicemen and women to Guam. IAM members Beverly Haines, Cynthia Iverson, Deborah Purcell and Jean Tang joined Hendricks on the flight. "We were just doing our job, but it was a tremendous honor to participate in this bit of history," said Hendricks.

UNION MEMBERS FIGHT RIGHT TO WORK (FOR LESS) MEASURE
From the IAM Journal Summer 2001


Union members staged the largest labor rally in Oklahoma history
to protest a Right-to-Work (for less) referendum.

Oklahoma's working families are in a fight for their livelihoods. Anti-union forces in their legislature put through a ballot measure for this September that could make Oklahoma a Right-to-Work (for less) state.

Union members are fighting back. They launched a public education campaign with the largest labor rally in state history. "We're telling the truth about 'right to work,' " said Local 898 Directing Business Representative Jerry McCune, Enid, OK. "It will mean lower wages for everyone and do nothing for working families."

IAM Local 2909 members at the Southwest Airlines Reservations Center in Oklahoma City are running phone banks and a voter registration drive.

"My friend works on a poultry farm in Arkansas, a right to work (for less) state. She works 60 hours a week without overtime," said phone bank captain Kathy Barrett. "She can't quit because she has a family to support. I don't want that to happen in Oklahoma."

 

 


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