From the entire leadership and international staff of TWU, we’d like to extend a heartfelt wish for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our members.

We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping the traveling public moving safely on buses, trains, and planes; in tunnels and on bridges; and for keeping our utilities, universities and casinos operating this holiday season. Thank you for helping to make Thanksgiving with family possible for all of us.

...Read more >> November 25, 2015
November 20, 2015
CONTACT: Ori Korin (202) 374-6103 
United Invincible: TWU International Stands With Southwest Ground Workers 
International President Says It’s Time to Change the Way Airlines Bargain 
Earlier this week, after TWU Local 555 held a regional union meeting in Southern California to discuss stalled contract negotiations with Southwest Airlines and potential options available to them through the Railway Labor Act, the airline began suspending members of the local and threatening to fire workers in some Southern California cities. The union, which represents ramp workers and other ground crews at airports across the United States, has been in contract negotiations with the company for four and half years, and entered federal mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) in 2012. Southwest continues to threaten to fire the workers, all of whom secured time off in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement in order to attend the meeting. 
...Read more >> November 20, 2015

Facing a Nov. 20 deadline, the House has passed a clean, bi-partisan extension of the Surface Transportation bill. The House and Senate now have until Dec. 4, 2015, to negotiate over the two different versions of the bill in a Conference Committee. Once they reach a final agreement, the House and Senate will each vote again on the revised reauthorization bill. 

...Read more >> November 17, 2015

The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO honors all veterans, and thanks them for their service to our country. We recognize your incredible sacrifice and commitment, and we celebrate everything you’ve done to protect America.

TWU is proud to count among our ranks thousands of veterans from all branches of the United States military. These men and women exemplify the courage, commitment and leadership skills that define the American spirit, and they bring that resolve with them to work every single day.

...Read more >> November 10, 2015

The entire TWU International staff came together for a five-day boot camp training at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD this week, part of President Lombardo and the IAC’s response to ongoing requests for increased training for TWU's staff and development opportunities. The boot camp was designed to fully immerse International staff in a campaign planning and development experience, offering many of them a front-line look at intensive organizing, agitation and public affairs tactics being deployed on the most sophisticated campaigns around the country.

...Read more >> October 21, 2015
Today, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders introduced the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), a multi-year surface transportation bill to reauthorize and reform federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs.
...Read more >> October 20, 2015
Dear TWU-IAM Association Member,
As the regular Joint Association bulletins report, your Mechanic and Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees are working hard to finalize joint contract proposals. In the meantime, TWU-IAM Joint Association Leadership is preparing a longer term strategy and formal rollout plan to initiate joint contract negotiations with American Airlines, ensuring we enter the process in the strongest possible position to fight for our members. It has become necessary to correct the recent misconception—perpetuated by some individuals—that the TWU-IAM Association has somehow dragged its feet in this process.


...Read more >> October 20, 2015

A Letter from TWU Local 100

TWU President Harry LombardoNow that the dust has cleared a bit on Local 100's big victory to get the City of New York and Mayor Bill de Blasio to commit to paying its fair share to fully fund the MTA Capital Plan, a special thank you is in order for our TWU International President Harry Lombardo.

We reached out to Harry before embarking on this campaign to take on the city's power brokers. As a former 'big city' Local President in Philadelphia, Harry understands the vital necessity of capital money...


...Read more >> October 16, 2015