Machinists Express Safety Concerns At House FAA Hearing | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.02.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.02.14 **
** Airborne 08.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.29.14 **
** Airborne 08.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.27.14 **

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

Machinists Express Safety Concerns At House FAA Hearing

Says Greater Oversight Is Needed

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr., testified before the Aviation Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives' Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Wednesday, on the subject of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2009.

"Industry conditions have imposed great burdens on workers as carriers compete to reduce costs," said Roach. "Such an extraordinary focus on the bottom line demands greater, not less, government oversight, and proper FAA funding is a must."

Roach urged the Committee to resolve jurisdictional conflicts between the National Mediation Board and the National Labor Relations Board, and address Flight Attendant issues such as fatigue and their lack of workplace health and safety regulations. Roach also called for enough FAA inspectors to ensure one level of aircraft safety and maintenance oversight regardless of where in the world the aircraft maintenance is performed.

Additionally, General Vice President Roach requested funding to train America's youth for aviation jobs.

"The Machinists Union supports institutions, such as New York City's Aviation High School, that provide students with the skills needed to work in the aviation industry," said Roach. "The FAA should invest in the industry's future by investing in our children and expanding high school aviation training programs."

The IAM is the largest airline union in North America, representing more than 100,000 airline employees in almost every classification, including Flight Attendant, Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Customer Service and Reservation Agents.

FMI: www.goiam.org

Advertisement

More News

Annual Oshkosh 2014 'Best/Worst Of' Award Selection Invites YOUR Participation!

YOU Can Contribute To The Annual List Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the ANN and Aero-TV! E-I-C Note: We're going to start naming names and dropping details THIS week--- t>[...]

Airborne 08.29.14: Google Drone!, Cessna's 10,000th, Bearhawk LODA

Also: Big Boeing Order, Napa Tower Quaked, Landsberg Retires, Galileo Falters Breaking News! Google has unveiled an exciting new UAV project, called Project Wing, which has been un>[...]

Aero-TV: The Tecnam Juggernaut -- SeaSky, P2008, P2010, Trainers, and Astore!

An Impressive Line-Up Continues To Make A Solid Impact On Sport Aviation ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell seized the opportunity to talk with Phil Solomon, the CEO of Tecn>[...]

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-17-04 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.14)

FAA General Aviation Airports Report Beginning in 2010, the FAA began a national review of the general aviation airports resulting in two reports, General Aviation Airports: A Nati>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC