Within the IAM, airline employees are primarily represented through one of two District Lodges, 141 or 142. District Lodge 141 represents nearly 40,000 employees at Hawaiian Airlines and Philippine Airlines (clerical, below- and above-wing), Spirit (below-wing), American (mechanics, stores and below-wing) and United (above- and below-wing). Secretary-Treasurer, David Atkinson, is 141’s third highest paid officer, with an annual reported salary plus disbursements in 2014 of over $157,000. Among other duties, he is responsible for keeping a correct account of the finances of the District Lodge.
On January 28, the IAM announced that Atkinson has been “temporarily relieved” from his duties pending an audit of the District’s financial office.
This follows the July 2015 announcement that District Lodge 141 had been placed under the supervision of the IAM Grand Lodge Transportation Department “due to the inconsistent enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, membership servicing deficiencies and the misapplication of contractual provisions.”
January 28, 2016:
To all IAM District 141 members:
Please be advised that the IAM’s General Secretary Treasurer’s office has temporarily relieved District 141 Secretary-Treasurer Dave Atkinson from his duties as they complete an audit of our District’s financial office.
The District Lodge Executive Board has appointed Assistant General Chairman Alex Gerulis District 141 Secretary-Treasurer Pro Tem. Any and all dues and/or questions relating to the District 141 election should be forwarded to Brother Gerulis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the District’s financial office: 650 652-4788
Mike Klemm President, Directing General Chair