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On November 6, the TWU American Airlines / US Airways Presidents Council convened for a meeting to coordinate and strategize for continued effectiveness in negotiations with airline management. The Council meeting was held at the International office in Washington, DC at the request of TWU International President Harry Lombardo. 
 
Read more>> November 21, 2014
This week, activists from TWU and allied unions representing aviation workers are in Washington, DC to oppose a dangerous anti-worker scheme by Norwegian Air International (NAI). If it goes forward, this scheme would hollow out the airline industry and decimate thousands of middle class airline jobs. RIGHT NOW: Stand with your brothers and sisters and tell your representatives in Congress to oppose Norwegian Air International by signing the Collins/Sires letter!
 
Read more>> November 20, 2014
Today is Day 1 of the TWU Veterans Committee's three-day quarterly meeting, held in Miami, FL and jointly hosted by Local 291 and Local 570 leadership. As with every meeting of TWUVC, the objective is to triage all areas of TWUVC business, assess whether the Committee has met its benchmarks for progress on projects, and determine the agenda for the next three months.
 
Read more>> November 18, 2014
[November 11, 2014] Today, the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO honors all veterans for their extraordinary service. We thank our veterans for the safety and security that we enjoy every day, and for their many sacrifices in protecting the American way of life. 
 
TWU is proud to count among our ranks thousands of veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces. These men and women exemplify the courage, commitment and brotherhood that defines the American spirit and champions our freedom to the world.
 
Read more>> November 10, 2014
It's no secret that the 2014 midterm elections did not yield a pro-labor sea change in American politics. But you won't get a full picture of the pro-worker gains that were made yesterday at the ballot box by listening to pundits on cable news. Among other strides for working men and women, voters in five states approved increases in the minimum wage, voters said yes to paid sick leave in Massachusetts, and TWU-supported Governor-elect Tom Wolf made history in Pennsylvania by unseating incumbent Tom Corbett.
 
Before we get into the details, a huge thank you to all of our proud TWU members who dedicated their time, energy, and vision to dozens of local and national campaigns, GOTV efforts, and community advocacy throughout the past year. Together, "We Move America" forward!
 
Read more>> November 03, 2014
As the situation develops, TWU will be posting the most current and useful safety and health informational resources on this page, in addition to hand-distributing them in the field and via individual locals' unique means of communications with members. Brothers and sisters, please bookmark this page and check back for updates.
 
Read more>> October 28, 2014
This letter was sent on October 27 by International President Harry Lombardo to IAM President Thomas Buffenbarger in response to a letter received by IAM Airlines Coordinator Timothy Klima.
 
President Lombardo's response sets forth why TWU believes that the October 24th letter violates our joint Association Agreements with IAM, and threatens to undermine the effective implementation of those Agreements.
 
This is a very serious matter. Members can expect further communications regarding it from the International shortly.
 
In the meantime, we thank those Local Presidents who have strongly rallied to the defense, both in speech and writing, of the International's unique role in the Joint Associations.
 
Read more>> October 28, 2014
On Wednesday, TWU won a National Mediation Board representation authorization election for the 135 Flight Dispatchers at ExpressJet Airlines, the Atlanta-based regional subsidiary of Delta Airlines. This win marks a definitive end to a bid by PAFCA, the Professional Airline Flight Control Association, for representation of these workers — who have, for three years, been members of TWU Local 542.
 
Read more>> October 23, 2014