The IAM secretly changed its Constitution without approval from its members so it could secretly increase dues, special assessments, and fees to secretly authorize raises for its Officers. Plus, they get an automatic raise every year that members don’t.
The IAM will tell anything think you want to hear. They’ll get you the highest pay, best benefits, the sun and the moon. The truth is, when you look into any of their promises, it’s just another myth. All bets are off in negotiations.
At United, the AFA failed members by only being able to escalate IROP concerns to management. They failed ExpressJet members exactly the same way with furloughs. It’s one of the few businesses you can fail upward.
The IAM pension depends upon the number and financial health of participating employers, the economy, and market performance. Since 2003, the IAM has cut Pension Plan Benefits by 40%. Since 2009, 100 employers have dropped from the IAM's pension plan without being replaced.
The IAM has never negotiated a group Delta’s size. If much spaner groups reject them every year, it’s hard to imagine how they would organize any better at scale. Their eyes are bigger than their stomachs.
Does it really sound like the IAM is out for your best interests?