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The Executive Board of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, representing the Flight Attendants of Southwest Airlines, voted to approve a Tentative Agreement (TA) on a new  Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with Southwest Airlines Management.  The TA will now be presented to the 13,500+ Flight Attendants for a vote.
 
Read more>> July 02, 2015
Check out the latest webcast from Local 556: a conversation with key members of the negotiating team who are sitting at the table with Southwest. They’ve been at the negotiating table for two years, and it’s time to land this contract!
 

TWU Local 556 Negotiation Update from TWU International on Vimeo.

We need everyone's help to spread the word and help Local 556 to land this contract!
Read more>> June 15, 2015
President Lombardo, Secretary-Treasurer Garcia and ATD Director Drummond convened a meeting of the ATD presidents and officers this week in Cocoa Beach, Florida, where the groups learned about local’s histories, took a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and welcomed an important message on unity, strength and coming together to run strong campaigns and fight for the best contracts. Please stay tuned for more photos and videos from this meeting. 
Read more>> June 12, 2015
On the heels of the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) certifications of the TWU-IAM Associations at American Airlines, the Fleet Service and Mechanic and Related negotiations committees have scheduled bargaining preparations at the Machinists Union’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Complex in Hollywood, Maryland the week of July 6, 2015.
 
 
Read more>> June 09, 2015
Local 556's negotiating team was busy at the bargaining table with Southwest on May 26-27. Check out this video update from the team:

TWU Local 556 Negotiation Update from TWU International on Vimeo.

We need everyone's help to spread the word and help Local 556 to land this contract!
Read more>> June 04, 2015
The National Mediation Board (NMB) today certified the TWU-IAM Association for the Fleet Service, Mechanic and Related and Stores classifications as the collective bargain-ing agent for all of the above classifications at American Airlines.
 
 
Read more>> May 19, 2015
HEARING: Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Building on the Successes of MAP-21 to Deliver Safe, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation Services and Projects
 
Watch the full hearing, as broadcast live this morning, and read/download President Lombardo's full written testimony.
 
Read more>> April 23, 2015
TWU International President Harry Lombardo will be testifying before Congress this Thursday, April 23, on the importance of reauthorizing MAP-21, the federal surface transportation funding legislation.  This is the first time a President of TWU has been asked to testify before Congress in recent memory.  The hearing can be viewed live by going to http://www.banking.senate.gov/public and clicking on the “Watch Live Hearing” link in the middle of the page (just note that the “Watch Live Hearing” link will only be available once the Committee hearing begins). 
 
Read more>> April 22, 2015