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One of the main goals of our State Conference program is to build relationships with our elected representatives at all levels of government. With that goal in mind, members of our TWU State Conferences visited their U.S. Representatives in their District offices last fall. Each State Conference was equipped with a small video recording device so that all of our TWU members could see our work in action. 
 
Read more>> February 27, 2015
On Wednesday, dozens of TWU activists staged an informational picket outside of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in downtown Washington, DC where Southwest Airlines took home Air Transport Magazine's "Airline of the Year" award. Led by Local 555 leadership and rank and file, protesters called for an end to Southwest's refusal to bargain in good faith, which has left the airline's 10,000 TWU-represented ground crew workers without a contract for over four years.
 
Read more>> February 26, 2015
The TWU International concluded its annual meeting of the International Executive Council and International Executive Board last week. This critical meeting brings together the TWU International Administrative Council, our union's Executive Council Vice Presidents, the Executive Council and Board, and our International staff for a wide-ranging discussion of all areas of TWU business. In a break from the past, this year's meeting was extended to three days in order to accommodate full discussion of a number of pressing union concerns.
 
Read more>> February 18, 2015
The latest issue of the TWU Express magazine is hot off the presses and en route to TWU members across America. But you can get an advance look at the digital version of the issue right now!
 
Read more>> January 28, 2015
Quill Scholarship awards have benefitted hundreds of families throughout the TWU. Sons and daughters of our members in city passenger transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college educations with the help of the TWU’s signature scholarship, bearing the name of our founder.
 
Read more>> January 28, 2015
Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we must reaffirm our commitment to the fight for justice. From TWU's founding in 1934, our pursuit of absolute economic and social justice — regardless of race, gender, class or creed — has been this union's most core value and our highest goal. It falls to each of us to carry on our forbears' work with renewed conviction, in the face of today's continued systemic discrimination and violence. 
 
Read more>> January 19, 2015
Grounded in the Resolutions that came out of TWU's 24th Constitutional Convention, the International's education and training initiatives are transforming TWU representation at all levels of the union. The International Administrative Committee believes firmly that consistent, effective member representation is the bedrock of TWU's success — and is committed to empowering and strengthening our locals. That begins with getting all of our elected officers the training and information they need in order to deliver for members.
 
Read more>> January 14, 2015
Last week, the President signed legislation into law to allow American Airlines’ employees to roll over bankruptcy contributions, also known as equity, into individual retirement accounts without tax penalties.  TWU was at the forefront of the effort to introduce and pass this legislation.   
 
Read more>> December 22, 2014