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In conjunction with the work that has been done by the Local Presidents over the last few weeks, including our session in Baltimore, subcommittees have been established to reconcile differences between the TWU AA contracts and the IAM US Airways contracts.
 
...Read more >> March 24, 2015
TWU has just concluded an intensive 6 day contract negotiation and training conference in Baltimore, MD. International Staff and TWU Local Presidents representing members at American Airlines and US Airways honed their skill sets and strategized on more effective ways to approach negotiations at the new American Airlines.
 
Our first course of action is to establish subcommittees, ensuring all crafts and classes have representation at the bargaining table.  This step will be finalized by Friday, March 20, 2015.  The subcommittees will research and prepare the contract proposals TWU will advance when we meet with the IAM to finalize the TWU/IAM Association contract demands.
 
We are committed to negotiate an agreement that recognizes the sacrifices you and your families have made and will keep you informed every step of the way.
 

 

...Read more >> March 13, 2015
The Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division held the first ever Transit Reauthorization Legislation Education and Training Conference on March 9th & 10th in NJ. 
 
There were over 80 participants representing Transit, Air and Rail Divisions from across the country. The conference focused on all aspects of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, a vital piece of legislation that directly affects over 55,000 TWU members and all of the communities that rely on public transportation.
 
...Read more >> March 13, 2015
This week, TWU's American Airlines local presidents, along with US Airways locals, are engaged in a rigorous, first-of-its-kind contract negotiations training course. This training, which began on Sunday, spans the entire week and is part of the union's coordinated strategy in preparation for upcoming contract negotiations with the airline. 
 
...Read more >> March 10, 2015
Yesterday, the National Mediation Board (NMB) requested additional information from the TWU/IAM Association relating to our request for a determination of Single Carrier Status (SCS). Specifically, the NMB asked for documentation related to both American Airlines and US Airways Simulator Technicians.
 
...Read more >> March 05, 2015
One of the main goals of our State Conference program is to build relationships with our elected representatives at all levels of government. With that goal in mind, members of our TWU State Conferences visited their U.S. Representatives in their District offices last fall. Each State Conference was equipped with a small video recording device so that all of our TWU members could see our work in action. 
 
...Read more >> February 27, 2015
On Wednesday, dozens of TWU activists staged an informational picket outside of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in downtown Washington, DC where Southwest Airlines took home Air Transport Magazine's "Airline of the Year" award. Led by Local 555 leadership and rank and file, protesters called for an end to Southwest's refusal to bargain in good faith, which has left the airline's 10,000 TWU-represented ground crew workers without a contract for over four years.
 
...Read more >> February 26, 2015