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Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of April 25 in Washington, D.C. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

...Read more >> April 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 28, 2016
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin

NAI’s Scheme Should Not Fly
TWU Praises Congress for Taking Action

Following the release of bipartisan legislation today to prohibit Norwegian Air International's (NAI) Irish-flag subsidiary from violating labor standards in the aviation industry, the Transport Workers Union of America issued the following statement:
 
“As the Norwegian Air saga continues to rear its ugly head, we are grateful to the members of Congress who stand up against this bogus proposal with commonsense legislation that protects good jobs and fair competition. This bill would fight the Department of Transportation’s effort to allow airlines to flout labor standards in order to pad their bottom lines. It sends a message to any company looking to operate in the United States: if you don’t care about working people, you aren’t welcome here.

 

...Read more >> April 28, 2016

Sisters and Brothers:

The Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of April 18 in DFW. During this week’s sessions, your Negotiating Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles: 

Download this communication

 

...Read more >> April 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2016
 
CONTACT:
 Ori Korin
 

DOT NAI Decision Bad for Business, Bad for Workers

Following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s tentative approval of a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International's (NAI) Irish-flag subsidiary, which would allow the carrier to provide service between the United States and the European Union, Transport Workers Union International President Harry Lombardo issued the following statement:
 
“Today’s DOT order sets a very dangerous precedent in U.S. aviation policy, and highlights the serious flaws with our current Open Skies trade policies. When we open up certain routes to these flag-of-convenience subsidiaries that are set up to explicitly violate labor laws, we weaken what little labor protections our trade agreements already have. Plus, we risk thousands of U.S. airline jobs and drive down standards even lower in the airline industry.”

...Read more >> April 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2016

CONTACT:
 Ori Korin

Dispatcher Operation Specialists Ratify Contract with American Airlines
TWU Looks to Replicate Gains for all Members at Company

Late yesterday evening, TWU Local 549, which represents Dispatcher Operation Specialists at American Airlines, overwhelmingly ratified a contract that will give members immediate pay increases as well as improved longevity pay, increased vacation, sick days, and holidays. Over 85 percent of members voted in favor of the contract. This afternoon, the new agreement was signed by TWU International, Local 549 leadership, and American Airlines.

...Read more >> April 15, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of April 11 in Dallas. While the Joint Association reconciled each union’s agreements months ago, the company continues to pass proposals containing language that we feel is not in the best interest of our joint membership. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

 

...Read more >> April 15, 2016

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today, TWU joined other unions in the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department in urging the secretary to issue a rule to protect bus drivers and other transit operators from physical assault.
 

The letter, signed by International President Harry Lombardo and seven other union leaders, points out the gravity of the situation and the growing threat to transit operators regardless of where they work: cities, suburbs or even rural communities.

 

...Read more >> April 07, 2016
President Lombardo speaking at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention  

International President Harry Lombardo addressed the 42nd Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention today, speaking on the theme of “Solidarity is Power.” President Lombardo is joining both of the Democratic presidential candidates and other union leaders in Philadelphia this week and addressed the more than 700 delegates this morning.
 

...Read more >> April 06, 2016