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The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week. Updates from both committees are below. 

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Read more>> October 21, 2016

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

October 10, 2016
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Flight Crew Training Ground Instructors & Simulator Instructor Pilots
Reach Tentative Agreement with American Airlines

Dallas, Texas — Late last week, another workgroup represented by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO reached a tentative agreement with American Airlines. The flight crew training ground instructors and simulator instructor pilots are members of TWU Local 548 and part of the Joint TWU-IAM Association, which represents over 30,000 workers at the country's largest airline.


Read more>> October 10, 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

We can all use more cake in our lives. But this election season, it’s even more important that we bake a strong labor layer cake, together.
In the latest video from TWU International, find an authentic American recipe for making a delicious cake that contains collective bargaining rights, dignity and respect in the workplace, a decent living wage, and strong healthcare benefits.

Read more>> October 07, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of September 26 in DFW. Updates from both committees are below.

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Read more>> September 30, 2016
When a first responder falls in the line of duty, communities often lower flags to half-staff as a sign of respect. So earlier this week when a firefighter lost his life battling a fire in the Bronx, members of Local 100 at the Kingsbridge Depot in New York lowered the facility’s massive flag to honor his service.
FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy died in the line of duty on Tuesday, when a house exploded in the Bronx and he was hit by falling debris. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the flags lowered on all city buildings as a tribute, and Local 100 workers did just that.
Read more>> September 29, 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

In June of this year, the membership was advised that the TWU/IAM Associations had retained the services of Neutral Arbitrator Joshua Javits to create final integrated seniority lists. Shortly thereafter, Javits met with TWU/IAM negotiators and seniority committee members to receive their thoughts, input and guidance and then sent a communication to members requesting that they submit comments and information for his consideration during the fact-finding stage of the seniority integration process. Download this communication


Read more>> September 28, 2016



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