The Messenger (faqs) contains three main sections.
- Assessment: IAM Contract and
Fly-to-win handbook, by economist Dr. Hans R. Isakson, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, University of Northern Iowa
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- Report Card, with grades for IAM Contract and Fly-to-win handbook Read | Download (pdf)
- Contract Comparison Read | Download (pdf)
- The Messenger complete hard copy available from Shop Steward or Committeeperson
Hans R. Isakson, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, joined the University of Northern Iowa faculty in 1990. Prior, he was a professor at The University of Texas, Washington State University, and The University of Georgia. He has a long record of publications in Regional Science and Urban Economics, and the Journal of Marketing Research. Read IAM vs fly-to-win assessment
Table 1, “The Report Card,” compares the features of the IAM Contract with those of the Fly-to-Win Handbook by assigning a letter grade to each. Figure 1 contains a comparison of the financial measures for each airline just prior to their merger (2009). Each of the major points of comparison is discussed with greater detail below.