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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 8, 2016
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin

TWU-Represented Aircraft Dispatchers Ratify Agreement with Frontier Airlines

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is pleased to announce that another of its Air Division work groups has voted to ratify a new contract. The agreement with Denver-based Frontier Airlines goes into effect immediately and comes just before the holiday travel season swings into high gear.

The Frontier Airlines aircraft dispatchers voted overwhelmingly yesterday to ratify the new contract, which will provide substantial wage increases over the life of the five-year deal.

 

Read more>> December 08, 2016

Seventy-five years ago today, the United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, “a date which will live in infamy.”
 
Ninety minutes after the attack began, it was over—leaving 2,403 Americans dead and another 1,178 wounded. The U.S. was at war with Japan, and three days later, with Germany.
 
While the nation was stunned, the American people rolled up their sleeves and got to work: defending the country and keeping it running.
 
Just a week after the attack, TWU founder Michael Quill addressed a rally in New York, organized by the Greater New York Industrial Union Council.


 

Read more>> December 07, 2016

In a blow to U.S. aviation workers, the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday granted Norwegian Air International (NAI) a permit to fly to the United States. TWU vehemently opposes this decision. After an election focused on protecting American jobs, the White House has decided to threaten the entire U.S. aviation industry.

NAI is a low fare airline with a corporate structure designed to avoid labor, tax, and regulatory laws. It uses a “flag of convenience” scheme that allows the company to hire employees under the laws of low wage countries with few labor protections.

 

Read more>> December 05, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 2, 2016
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin

TWU-Represented Aircraft Dispatchers Reach Agreement with Frontier Airlines

Late Tuesday evening, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 540 and Frontier Airlines reached a tentative agreement for the TWU-represented aircraft dispatchers at the airline. The two sides have been negotiating an agreement for nearly five years and have been in mediation for more than three years.

 

Read more>> December 02, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to TWU members and their families
 
From the leadership and international staff of TWU, we’d like to extend a heartfelt wish for a joyous Thanksgiving to all of our members.
 
We know this is the busiest travel time of the year and many of you are working on Thanksgiving Day itself to keep your fellow Americans safe as they travel to see family or head to work themselves.

 

Read more>> November 23, 2016

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

The following negotiation dates have been scheduled for the rest of the year:

Week of December 5 – DCA    Week of December 12 – LAS  

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Read more>> November 18, 2016

Sisters and Brothers:

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

The following negotiation dates have been scheduled for the remainder of the year:

Week of November 14 – DFW     Week of December 5 – DCA    Week of December 12 - LAS

Download Fleet Service        Download Mechanic & Related Stores
 

Read more>> November 11, 2016

The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO joins with millions of grateful Americans in recognizing the sacrifice and commitment of our veterans of the armed forces.

On Veterans Day and every day, we are honored to count among TWU’s members thousands of veterans from all branches of the U.S. military who have protected this great nation. We thank you for your service.

 

 

Read more>> November 10, 2016

 

 

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