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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

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