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Brothers and Sisters:
 
The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of January 16 in Dallas/Fort Worth.
 
 
 
...Read more >> January 20, 2017
Harry Lombardo with John Samuelsen at negotiations  

After two months of tough negotiations, Local 100 announced this afternoon that it has reached an agreement with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on a new collective bargaining agreement for 38,000 Local 100 members. The contract expired at midnight Sunday but the negotiating teams continued to work through the night and all members were on the job today.

TWU International President Harry Lombardo and International Vice President and Transit Division Director Jerome Lafragola came to the negotiations in order to show their support for TWU Executive Vice President and Local 100 President John Samuelsen.

...Read more >> January 16, 2017

See photos from TWU's events honoring Dr. King in Houston by scrolling to the bottom of the home page.

“Now is the time.”

Those were the words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he addressed the sanitation workers on strike in Memphis just weeks before he was assassinated.

Today, we honor Dr. King’s birthday but we do so not as a moment in history, but as a call to action today, to fight for dignity and respect for all workers in this country, just as Dr. King did in Memphis and throughout his too-short life.

 

...Read more >> January 13, 2017

Association Leadership to Expedite Outstanding Joint Contract Economic Issues

Top level TWU/IAM Association leadership will be joining ongoing joint contract negotiations with American Airlines to expedite outstanding economic issues.

“The time is now for Association members to achieve the fair contract they deserve,” said Association Chair and Vice Chair Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, respectively. “Association Negotiating Committees have been bargaining hard for over a year now and the membership has already enjoyed some of the benefits of their hard work." Read more


January 13 Mechanic and Related Bargaining Update

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of January 9, 2017. [The Fleet Service Committees did not meet this week.] During this week’s session, the Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles:

Download Mechanic & Related Stores

 

...Read more >> January 13, 2017

This week, the Senate will begin confirmation hearings on nominees for various cabinet secretaries in the Trump administration whose departments affect TWU members and working people in general.

See the schedule of Senate confirmation hearings. Many of the hearings will be carried live on the committees' own websites or you can watch them on C-SPAN.

TWU Government Affairs

 

...Read more >> January 09, 2017

Please see the latest news from TWU Local 555 in an arbitration case with Southwest Airlines. TWU International stands with our brothers and sisters in asking the company to abide by the neutral arbitrator’s decision in the case.

Read the memo from Local 555 President Greg Puriski.

 

...Read more >> January 06, 2017

The TWU Veterans Committee will hold its next quarterly meeting January 31 (travel day) through February 3 in Phoenix, Arizona.
 Please RSVP as soon as possible to Recording Secretary Charlana Bilodeau and also to add any agenda items. Book your room by Jan. 12.

Read the full notice.



 

...Read more >> January 03, 2017

The first days of a new year are a time to reflect on the past 12 months and make plans for the next; a time to give thanks for each other, to evaluate what we accomplished together, and to assess where we hope to be when we find ourselves together again at the holidays next year.

Here at TWU, 2016 was a monumental year. We organized a record number of new members into our union, bringing union representation to working people in the airline, transit, and service sectors. We launched the TWU app, offering real-time updates and news alerts to our members on-the-go, and increased our presence on social media and through our monthly e-newsletter, Shop Talk, because you told us you wanted more information from your International union. We successfully bargained and ratified new contracts in all of our divisions, including for some of our largest locals, including Local 556, and Local 234, ending a transit strike in Philadelphia just before Election Day.

Read President Lombardo’s column and more in the Winter 2016 Express.

 

...Read more >> January 02, 2017