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President Harry Lombardo is proud to award this year’s Michael J. Quill Scholarships to several deserving students. Since 1970, TWU International has held an annual drawing to provide college tuition assistance to the deserving children of hard working TWU members.

...Read more >> May 28, 2015
 
Jon Bradford is president of Transport Workers (TWU) Local 226, representing some 800 bus drivers and social service workers in New Jersey. The local is about to grow by 100 members, thanks to a successful organizing campaign by bus driver Luis Del Toro and his co-workers who work for Trans-Ed, a company that provides bus service to school districts in northern New Jersey.
 
“We had a very strong committee,” says Bradford. “The committee is the rock.”
...Read more >> May 28, 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.
 
All three Associations were formed following the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Both the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) agreed to jointly represent Fleet Service, Mechanic and Related, and Stores employees at the merged carrier instead of engaging in a long, costly and acrimonious representation dispute.
 
 
...Read more >> May 19, 2015

Starting Monday, May 4, Oriana (Ori) Korin will be joining TWU, as the director of our communications department.

...Read more >> May 01, 2015
Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) President Harry Lombardo testified before Congress today on the need to find a long-term, sustainable source of funding for transportation infrastructure in America, while also stressing the need to protect transit workers on the job.  His remarks came in testimony during the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs’ hearing on reauthorizing MAP-21, the federal surface transportation legislation.  
 
...Read more >> April 23, 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
Today the presidents of the Air Line Pilots Association International, the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Flight Attendants, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, Communications Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO sent a letter to Congress urging members to call on the U.S. government to open consultations with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
 
...Read more >> April 16, 2015