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IAM clerical division ratifies Hawaiian contract


Hawaiian Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers – Clerical Division (IAM-C) have announced the union’s membership has ratified the negotiated agreement on a new four-year contract by a 75 percent vote.

The new contract provides IAM-C’s membership – Hawaiian’s largest single work group – with increased compensation, while also allowing for operational improvements that benefit the company.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said, “Like the other labor agreements we have reached, this contract will improve the standard of living for our employees while helping to improve operating efficiency for the company.”

Randy Kauhane, IAM assistant general manager, District Lodge 141, said, “In these uncertain economic times, we are pleased our members have a new contract in place that will keep them secure for the next four years. We appreciate all the efforts made by our negotiating committee and Hawaiian in reaching this agreement that benefits all parties involved.”

IAM-C represents 1,245 employees at Hawaiian in a wide range of positions, encompassing airport customer service, ramp, reservations, schedule planning, purchasing, records, and crew scheduling.

Hawaiian has reached similar agreements with its pilots’ union, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), flight attendants’ union, the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), and dispatchers’ union, the Transport Workers Union (TWU). Hawaiian is continuing to work with its IAM – Mechanics Division on a new agreement, its last remaining work group in contract negotiations.

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