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International President Harry Lombardo reflects on Memorial Day in a video message to members. Watch the video on our home page or on YouTube.

Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War in 1868, when an organization of veterans in Illinois established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Many TWU members participate in their communities by visiting military cemeteries and paying tribute to fallen Americans.

“It is necessary," says President Lombardo, "that we take some time today to reflect on the sacrifices that those men and women have made, giving their lives for democracy…”
 

 

 

 

 

...Read more >> May 27, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 23 in Dallas.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

 

...Read more >> May 27, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 16 in Dallas.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

...Read more >> May 20, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 9 in Washington, D.C. The committees received a visit from TWU International President and Association Vice Chair, Harry Lombardo, on Tuesday. He addressed the committee with his thoughts, and restated his commitment and support to the Association and these negotiations.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

 

...Read more >> May 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016

CONTACT: 
Ori Korin (202) 719-3834

TWU Members Join Deny NAI Coalition for Day of Action at White House
Urge U.S. Government to Enforce U.S.–EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members from the Transport Workers Union of America’s Air Division joined representatives of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers at a rally in front of the White House today. The coalition is calling on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs.


TWU Members picket in front of the White House

...Read more >> May 12, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Transport Workers Union of America, Ori Korin (202) 719-3834; or AFL-CIO, Carolyn Bobb (202) 637-5018

Aviation Workers to Converge at White House, Urge U.S. Government to Deny NAI
Obama Administration Must Enforce U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WHEN:    Thursday, May 12, 2016; 12–1 pm

WHERE:    Lafayette Square, across from the White House
        


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers will converge in front of the White House to call on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs. Download this advisory

 

...Read more >> May 10, 2016

 After averting a strike in March, TWU Local 2001 members have ratified their new contract with New Jersey Transit. A coalition of 14 unions, representing 4,000 rail workers, agreed to a deal less than 48 hours before they would have gone on strike. The unions had been working without a contract since 2011.
 

...Read more >> May 06, 2016

The AFL-CIO has recently endorsed the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) boycott of the snack food items of Mondelez International that are made in Mexico. TWU stands in solidarity with our union brothers and sisters, and we support the BCTGM's "check the label" campaign and boycott. 

...Read more >> May 05, 2016