In a press conference Thursday with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA CEO Tom Prendergast, TWU Local 100 President and International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen announced a tentative contract settlement after more than two years of bitterly contentious negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
...Read more >> April 18, 2014
Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, is taking her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our Union’s famous motorcoach — known as the “TWU bus.” Endorsed by the TWU’s Texas State Conference on March 13, Van de Putte kicked off her statewide bus tour on March 30th, in coordination with the TWU International and local members of the Conference.
...Read more >> April 03, 2014

Southwest's jovial corporate culture was always held up as a model but recent negotiations paint the airline in a lesser light. Friction between management and employees threatens to undermine a long-held romantic view of Southwest Airlines. 

...Read more >> April 03, 2014

Elected officials stood in solidarity on Tuesday with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 chapter — representing 38,000 active transportation workers and about 26,000 retirees — to demand a restoration of funds to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority budget, instead of the $40 million deduction Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed.

...Read more >> March 26, 2014

Washington — The President of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), Harry Lombardo, today announced that the International Association of Machinists (IAM) would have TWU’s full support in its efforts to seek release from the federal National Mediation Board (NMB). Under the Railway Labor Act, airline and railroad workers in the United States must seek “release” or permission to strike from the NMB, the labor agency that regulates airlines and railroads, before taking any job action.

...Read more >> March 18, 2014

Out-of-state corporate interests and their allies are going state by state to weaken the middle class by singling out unions and denying our voice on the job. House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 would prohibit workers from negotiating payroll deductions and silence the voices of middle class Pennsylvanians. The TWU International and your local unions are working in coordination to stop this attack on thousands of TWU families throughout the State. Calling all TWU members in PA: The time to take action is now! Contact your elected representatives today!

...Read more >> March 18, 2014

Bob Crow, the fighting leader of the United Kingdom's National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), died unexpectedly early on Tuesday morning. This tragedy comes just weeks after Crow led Tube workers in a successful two-day strike over the London Underground's plan to cut 1,000 jobs by closing the system's ticket offices. The TWU mourns the passing of a true working class hero.

...Read more >> March 11, 2014

In our fight for justice and dignity for all American workers, it is incumbent upon the Transport Workers Union to stand against any encroachment upon the civil and human rights of working men and women. We support the work of TWU Local 556 in opposing SB 1062 in Arizona and applaud Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of this discriminatory bill.

...Read more >> March 06, 2014