Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Machinists open Mobile office
MOBILE, Ala. -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has opened an organizing office in Mobile to provide support for Airbus workers interested in forming a union at the company's assembly line. The office will be staffed by full-time IAM organizers and supported by community allies and volunteers from IAM and AFL-CIO-affiliated unions in the Mobile and Gulf Coast area. (Source: Business Wire, 07/21/15) The $600 million A320 assembly line will employ about 1,000 workers and produce four to five passenger jets each month when in fully operational. The first plane, an A321, will be delivered to JetBlue in 2016.