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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
WASHINGTON – Workers who handle baggage at Southwest Airlines, members of TWU Local 555, will protest at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC this coming Wednesday, February 25th when Southwest Airlines receives the “Airline of the Year” award from Air Transport World magazine.
 
...Read more >> February 24, 2015
The TWU International concluded its annual meeting of the International Executive Council and International Executive Board last week. This critical meeting brings together the TWU International Administrative Council, our union's Executive Council Vice Presidents, the Executive Council and Board, and our International staff for a wide-ranging discussion of all areas of TWU business. In a break from the past, this year's meeting was extended to three days in order to accommodate full discussion of a number of pressing union concerns.
 
...Read more >> February 18, 2015
We expect the National Mediation Board will finally soon issue its ruling affirming that American Airlines and US Airways are operating as a single carrier for the purpose of employee representation. TWU and the IAM jointly petitioned the NMB for this purpose in August, 2014. This long overdue declaration by the NMB will clear away a major hurdle to the start of new contract negotiations covering the 30,000 members of our joint TWU/IAM Employee Association. 
 
...Read more >> January 29, 2015
The latest issue of the TWU Express magazine is hot off the presses and en route to TWU members across America. But you can get an advance look at the digital version of the issue right now!
 
...Read more >> January 28, 2015