Houston Airport Workers Overwhelmingly Vote IAM Yes

Roughly 130 Swissport cleaners and ramp agents at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston voted overwhelmingly in favor of IAM representation this past week. The workers cited pay, scheduling and concerns about overtime as reasons for voting to make the IAM their collective bargaining representative.

“Workers stood together throughout the campaign and sent a clear message they want more of a voice on the job,” said Organizing Department Special Representative Fabian Liendo, who led the organizing campaign. “These new IAM members should be very proud of what they’ve accomplished.”

In addition to the IAM Organizing Department, the Southern Territory and Transportation Territory assisted in securing a win.

The IAM already represents various Swissport locations throughout North America. In November 2015, more than 120 fueling agents at Phoenix International Airport also voted IAM Yes.

“We’re looking forward to working closely with Swissport to make sure our new members realize the full benefits that accompany a union contract,” said IAM Organizing Director Don Barker.

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Union Plus Auto and Home Insurance

The Union Plus Auto and Home Insurance Program, underwritten by Metlife Auto & Home, offers union members the opportunity for substantial savings on auto and home insurance. Union members may be eligible for special Union-Plus-only discounts including:

  • Discount of up to 15%
  • Length of membership discount of up to 20%
  • Extra savings on Auto premiums only when paid through bank account deduction
  • Multi-policy discounts for car and home insurance

For a free quote, members may call 1-855-666-5797 or visit unionplus.org/benefits/insurance and provide member discount code DJ7 for special employee savings. Members have the option to switch at any time; there is no need to wait for their current policy to expire.

This program is not offered to the general public, and home insurance is not available in Florida and Massachusetts. Union members can acquire further details about this and many other benefits and discount programs offered by Union Plus at unionplus.org .

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