Give Us Your Best Shot; Enter the 2016 IAM Photo Contest

Last year’s first place award went to Joel Woods of IAM Maine Lobstering Union Local 207 in Rockport, ME for his photo of member Tyrone Brown titled “Getting Ready for the Season.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to show your talent and feature your Brothers and Sisters at work by entering the 2016 IAM Photography Contest.

The contest is open to all IAM members in good standing. Entries should catch IAM members at work in unposed photos. Winning entries will win a cash prize and appear in the 2017 IAM Calendar.

By participating, you will also be helping the IAM’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America . Two dollars from each calendar sale is donated to GDA.

There is no fee for participating in the contest. The deadline for entries is June 1, 2016. Winners will be announced in the fall of 2016.

Official Call and Entry (ENG) | Official Call and Entry (FR)

2016 Grand Lodge Convention in Chicago Approaches

In accordance with the IAM Constitution, the Official Call for the 39th Grand Lodge Convention was mailed to all local lodges on February 15, 2016. The Official Call contains information regarding nomination, election and qualification of delegates in addition to dates when nominations and elections must be held.

As a reminder, a Grand Lodge Convention countdown clock has been added to The quadrennial event will commence on September 4, 2016 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel and is expected to conclude on September 9, 2016.

Additional information and reminders regarding elections and cut off dates will be posted on the IAM web page at and via iMail, the IAM’s e-newsletter, which is published twice a week.

IAM Flight Attendants to Rally for 10 Hours Rest

IAM Flight Attendants rally on Capitol Hill to demand passage of the Flight Attendant Fatigue Amendment.

IAM Flight Attendants need your help securing 10 hours rest after a full duty day, the same rest period given to pilots.

Join them as they take the fight to Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 16:

10:30 a.m.: Rally for Rest at the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium
12 — 4 p.m.: Congressional Office Visits

Please RSVP and send any questions to

If you can’t make it, please call members of the Senate Commerce Committee and tell them to include language mirroring the House-approved Flight Attendant Fatigue amendment in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. Click here for a list of committee members and a sample phone script.

“If we don’t stand up for ourselves, who’s going to go out there and fight for us?” said IAM District 142 General Chair Sara Gonzales.

IAM members from ExpressJet and CommutAir took part in the IAM Flight Attendants Conference held at the Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD, where they developed a plan of action and lobbied their legislators to get their message across and secure changes to the law.

WATCH: Fight for 10 Hours Rest

“I think all of our fellow flight attendants should advocate for 10 hours rest,” said IAM CommutAir Flight Attendant Mark Diefenbach. “So we can stop being treated like second-class citizens in our industry.”