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By agreement between the Joint Association and American Airlines, a neutral, professional arbitrator has been appointed this week to assist the parties in the seniority integration process resulting from the merger of American and US Airways.
 
“According to federal law, known as the McCaskill-Bond Amendment, in airline mergers the integration of seniority must be fair and equitable,” writes arbitrator Joshua M. Javits in a letter to all Mechanic and Related, Stores, and Fleet Service members.
 
 
 
Read more>> June 29, 2016

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of June 20 in Washington, D.C.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

Update on Seniority Integration

 

Read more>> June 24, 2016

International President Harry Lombardo met with presidents of TWU’s American Airlines locals yesterday, taking a short break from ongoing negotiations preparations for an honest and frank status check on bargaining with the company.

President Lombardo meets with American Airlines local presidents
 

 

Read more>> June 21, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of June 13 in Dallas.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

 

Read more>> June 17, 2016

Brothers and Sisters:

The International Administrative Committee is proud to announce TWU’s endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President. As Election 2016 nears, we hope each and every one of you will consider this endorsement and the great privilege that comes with voting.

We hear from many of our members that you don’t like to be told for whom to cast your ballot. That’s fair. But there is simply too much at stake in this particular election for us to sit quietly on the sidelines any longer. The differences between the two remaining candidates are staggering, and we must spend the next five months doing everything we can to ensure that our movement will survive this election.

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Read more>> June 14, 2016

The Transport Workers Union of America stands in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre and all of the families, loved ones, workers, and community members affected by this tragedy. We are reminded of the words of Martin Niemöller, who wrote:


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.
 


Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
 


Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.
 


Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


In an era of segregation, our union was founded on inclusion and we are proud of this long history of commitment to civil and human rights. Today, as always TWU stands as one regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, or nationality. We join with the proud chorus of voices around the world wishing for a full recovery for those injured.
 

 

Read more>> June 12, 2016
TWU International President Harry Lombardo was recently honored for his outstanding leadership by Labor Press, New York’s leading source for daily labor news and industry information, at a celebration in New York. 
 
The event, held June 1, was also attended by a delegation from the AFL-CIO, led by Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler and AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation President Mike Stotz. 
 
 
Read more>> June 08, 2016
Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsements from Three California TWU Locals
 
Hillary Clinton issued a statement following the endorsement of Transport Workers Union of America Locals 502, 505, and 250-A, three California-based local chapters that fight for transit workers statewide:
 
"I am honored and grateful to have earned the endorsement of the Transport Workers Union of America Locals 502, 505, and 250-A.
 
 
Read more>> June 04, 2016

 

 

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