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TWU International President Harry Lombardo has called an Ebola safety and preparedness summit meeting of local leadership, International Representatives, and Safety Reps for this Thursday at the TWU International Headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting's three-pronged focus will be 1) centralizing Ebola virus safety and risk information, 2) coordinating local awareness/preparedness efforts, and 3) developing a unified TWU action plan for disseminating accurate and up-to-date information to members.
 
Read more>> October 20, 2014
On the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives and to the strength of the American spirit. Amid the horror of that day, 3,000 transit workers — members of TWU Local 100 — rushed to Ground Zero, serving as first responders and assisting in cleanup and recovery efforts throughout the days and weeks that followed.
 
Read more>> September 11, 2014
"On Saturday, August 23, 2014, The TWU Texas/Oklahoma State Conference went to the Houston Food Bank (HFB) to volunteer as a part of our commitment to making a difference in our community through community service. As a state conference, it is important to stay politically active, and make a difference in working families' households." — TX/OK State Conference Chair LaTonia Benoit 
 
Read more>> September 10, 2014
Over the past few months, TWU has rolled out a program of intensive education and training workshops at our locals across the country. Coordinated and overseen by Education Consultant Robert Wechsler, Ph.D., these focused sessions are tailored to the needs of specific union representatives in each local.
 
Read more>> September 10, 2014

At its last summit meeting in August, held at the TWU Local 100 union hall in Brooklyn, NY, the TWU Veterans Committee (TWUVC) established a focused plan of action to make national strides on veterans' issues. The midterm elections are upon us, and the TWUVC is in a position to win political victories for veterans — all servicemen, not just TWU members — across the country.

Read more>> September 05, 2014

On Labor Day, we celebrate our nation's proud tradition of labor activism and the determination and fighting spirit of the American worker. Brothers and Sisters, we — the working class — built this country and are responsible for its continued prosperity. 

Read more>> September 01, 2014

In a decisive election vote on Wednesday, the 900 flight attendants at Virgin America chose TWU union membership and a brighter future for themselves and their families. In doing so, they made history at the airline. Until today, Virgin held the distinction of being the largest US air carrier to have an entire workforce completely without union protections on the job.

Read more>> August 13, 2014

A majority of flight attendants at Virgin America has voted in favor of union representation by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), the federal National Mediation Board reported today. This is the first work group at the airline to vote for a union. TWU received 430 votes, 58 percent of those voting, compared with 307 who voted against forming a union.  The election was conducted between July 16 and August 13 by telephone and Internet and 828 Inflight Team Members (ITMs) were eligible to vote.

Read more>> August 13, 2014