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Can’t get tickets to Hamilton the Musical? Then check out what our first Treasury Secretary and the rest of the Founding Fathers have to say about the 2016 Election in the latest video from TWU International.
Spend time at the National Portrait Gallery and listen in as Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams and Franklin discuss the state of the current presidential election and what it may mean for the future of the country they forged nearly 250 years ago.


Read more>> October 13, 2016

On October 6, as Hurricane Matthew was bearing down on Florida, two of TWU’s newest members were badly injured at Orlando International Airport.

The TWU Local 525 members—baggage handlers with Swissport who recently voted to join the union—were loading a plane bound for Dublin when the accident occurred.

During the operation, a can-loader malfunctioned and engulfed both employees in flames. The specifics of the accident are still under investigation.


Read more>> October 08, 2016

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October 10, 2015
CONTACT: Ori Korin, (202) 374-6103
Victory for TWU: MTA Capital Plan Gets Funded

Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor de Blasio and Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Prendergast announced an agreement on funding for the MTA Capital Plan after weeks of vocal pressure from TWU. The union issued the following statement:

“This is an incredible victory for the thousands of transit workers whose jobs are directly impacted by the MTA Capital Plan, and for the millions of New York’s working families who use the bus and subway system every day.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to Governor Cuomo for pressing this issue so hard and bringing it to a conclusion so that the MTA would not be forced to scale back the capital plan. Over three thousand TWU members earn their livelihoods keeping our transit system in a state of good repair, and any failure to properly fund it would have hurt workers and riders alike, to say nothing of the long term negative impact on the region’s economy.
Read more>> October 10, 2015




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