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The tentative agreement reached with Envoy Air for members at TWU Locals 570, 571, 572, 574, 575, and 576 in August was not ratified. TWU and the company jointly took the agreement to an Interest Arbitration Board to present evidence as to whether the current collective bargaining agreement should be adjusted. Both parties agreed to abide by the Board’s decision, which would govern the rates of pay and other relevant terms for the remaining years of the contract.

 

...Read more >> March 22, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines in Dallas the week of March 6, 2017.

The next negotiating session will be in Washington, D.C. the week of March 27 to include the Executive Committees from the Association Internationals.

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...Read more >> March 10, 2017

As bargaining continues at American Airlines, we’re sending a strong message to the company: TWU is united, from the shop floor to the negotiating table, and we’re ready to fight for the contract we’ve earned. For the last two weeks, members have gathered at stations around the country to show their solidarity, snapping #TodayWeUnite photos and sharing them on websites and social media. Check out the slideshow on our home page, our Flickr feed, and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the photos!

 

...Read more >> March 03, 2017
John Bland in front of historic marker  
John Bland at the historical plaque in Houston, marking the site of the 1960 sit-in.  

As TWU continues to celebrate Black History Month, we honor the legendary civil rights work of our Administrative Vice President John Bland, who was an active participant during his time as a student at Texas Southern University.

Outside of Texas, water hoses blasted school children in Birmingham. A lone teenage girl was surrounded by an angry mob in Little Rock. Marchers were beaten on a bridge in Selma. These were the images that shocked the nation and the world when they appeared in newspapers and on TV—non-violent protest for the rights of African Americans was often met with violent resistance.

In Houston, the struggles were just as real but because the confrontations didn’t turn violent, they seldom made the national news.

...Read more >> February 27, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines in Dallas the week of February 20, 2017.

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...Read more >> February 24, 2017

Breaking News: The MTA board has approved Local 100's new contract.

Members at TWU Local 100 overwhelmingly ratified their new contract with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) yesterday. Voting by a 70–30 percent margin, the members will see inflation-beating wage increases, health care gains, and other significant economic enhancements. This is a concession-free contract, which will now be presented to the MTA Board, where swift approval is expected. 

...Read more >> February 17, 2017

Brothers and Sisters:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 13th in Orlando Florida.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

...Read more >> February 17, 2017

President Trump has nominated Ninth Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. As Members of Congress from both sides meet with Judge Gorsuch in advance of his confirmation hearings, the Washington Post has already said, if confirmed, Gorsuch might be the most conservative justice on the Supreme Court. 

...Read more >> February 15, 2017