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We expect the National Mediation Board will finally soon issue its ruling affirming that American Airlines and US Airways are operating as a single carrier for the purpose of employee representation. TWU and the IAM jointly petitioned the NMB for this purpose in August, 2014. This long overdue declaration by the NMB will clear away a major hurdle to the start of new contract negotiations covering the 30,000 members of our joint TWU/IAM Employee Association. 
 
...Read more >> January 29, 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

CORPORATE GREED — WHEN DOES IT STOP? AAL Making Record Profits and Asking for Pension Relief

...Read more >> December 17, 2014