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Washington, DC — Transport Workers Union of America International President Harry Lombardo issued the following statement in response to the US Department of Transportation’s denial of Norwegian Air International’s foreign air carrier permit exemption application.

...Read more >> September 02, 2014

On Labor Day, we celebrate our nation's proud tradition of labor activism and the determination and fighting spirit of the American worker. Brothers and Sisters, we — the working class — built this country and are responsible for its continued prosperity. 

...Read more >> September 01, 2014
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI). In comments filed yesterday, the unions, representing over 80,000 Flight Attendants, urged the DOT to uphold the strong labor protections outlined in the U.S.-E.U. Air Transport Agreement (ATA) known as Open Skies.
...Read more >> August 19, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Three years after a failed bid to unionize, flight attendants at Virgin America airlines on Wednesday voted decisively to join the Transport Workers Union.

...Read more >> August 14, 2014

In a decisive election vote on Wednesday, the 900 flight attendants at Virgin America chose TWU union membership and a brighter future for themselves and their families. In doing so, they made history at the airline. Until today, Virgin held the distinction of being the largest US air carrier to have an entire workforce completely without union protections on the job.

...Read more >> August 13, 2014

A majority of flight attendants at Virgin America has voted in favor of union representation by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), the federal National Mediation Board reported today. This is the first work group at the airline to vote for a union. TWU received 430 votes, 58 percent of those voting, compared with 307 who voted against forming a union.  The election was conducted between July 16 and August 13 by telephone and Internet and 828 Inflight Team Members (ITMs) were eligible to vote.

...Read more >> August 13, 2014

In a move that will lead to joint contract negotiations for more than 30,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Transport Workers Union (TWU), the two unions today jointly petitioned the National Mediation Board (NMB), asking it to declare that post-merger American Airlines and US Airways are now operating as a single transportation system for employees in the Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service and Stores classifications.

...Read more >> August 06, 2014

Today marks Day 2 of the TWU Veterans Committee's three-day conference, taking place at the Local 100 union hall in Brooklyn, NY. The summit aims to unify and empower TWU veterans of the armed forces and support the development of veterans committee groups at our locals across the country. 

...Read more >> August 06, 2014