Blog Archive

TWU and other transit unions recently wrote Sen. Menendez of New Jersey thanking him for his leadership for maintaining transit funding in the Senate's surface transportation bill.

...Read more >> April 27, 2012

Watch CNBC’s interview with TWU International President James C. Little during Monday's Battery Park protest in New York City and Peter Kaufman, CEO of the Gordian Group.

President Little and Kaufman give their view on why TWU and other AMR labor unions, support a possible merger by U.S. Airways. TWU hired the Gordian Group, a well known New York based investment banking firm, to advise them during the AMR bankruptcy process.

...Read more >> April 25, 2012

Our negotiators are still in Dallas awaiting the final full text language on AA's last concessionary ask. We are still attempting to mitigate parts of the Company's last offer. We anticipate these talks to continue through most of this week.

If this timeline holds up, we expect to then announce a ratification vote schedule on the AA's last ask. Such a vote could take place very soon. We cannot give exact dates until all the language is produced by AA, as it is their final offer.

...Read more >> April 25, 2012

Nearly a thousand union members from across the country stood in solidarity near the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse  telling American Airlines, enough is enough as American Airlines seeks to eliminate collective bargaining agreements on the first  day of American Airlines bankruptcy trial against labor.

...Read more >> April 24, 2012

Under cloudy skies this morning, over 700 union members gathered in New York City’s Battery Park to protest American Airlines (AMR) legal motion that seeks to abrogate their collective bargaining agreements. From across the country, flight attendants, fleet service workers, mechanics and others came to New York to voice their personal opposition to the company’s abhorrent request in bankruptcy court.

...Read more >> April 23, 2012

Hundreds of Workers to March and Rally to Save Jobs at American Airlines and American Eagle as Hearings to Void Labor Contracts Begin at U.S. Bankruptcy Court Morning of April 23 in Lower Manhattan.

New York  – Workers from American Airlines and American Eagle will march and rally from New York City’s Battery Park to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Bowling Green on Monday, April 23rd.

...Read more >> April 20, 2012

Dear Fellow Employees –

Today, we filed a statement (a form called an 8-K) with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing that we have signed agreements with the three unions that represent nearly 55,000 American Airlines employees. These unions are the Allied Pilots Association (APA), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU), which represents all of American Airlines’ mechanics and fleet service employees.

...Read more >> April 20, 2012

Fort Worth, Texas (April 20, 2012) — The Transport Workers Union (TWU), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) issued the following joint statement today:

“On behalf of nearly 55,000 American Airlines front-line employees—including the 17,000 members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the 10,000 members of the Allied Pilots Association and the 26,000 members of the Transport Workers Union—we are pleased to confirm our support of a possible merger between our airline and US Airways.

Read the entire release

...Read more >> April 20, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

During my years in the U.S. military, I learned valuable lessons that have stayed with me ever since. Never box yourself into a corner, always keep your options open, and be sure to have a long-range battle plan.

That’s exactly the strategy our union has followed as we face, together, one of the toughest battles of our professional lives: The bankruptcy crisis at AMR, the parent company of American Airlines.

Since the beginning, the TWU has pursued multiple approaches to defend our jobs, our wages, our pensions and our health care. Our members and their families deserve nothing less.

...Read more >> April 20, 2012

Stand in solidarity with the Transport Workers Union for the 1st day of American Airlines bankruptcy trial against labor.

...Read more >> April 17, 2012

Hard working TWU members keep American Airlines and American Eagle operations going every day - rain or shine. In spite of AMR's bankruptcy and the company's latest filing to abrogate AA's labor contracts, TWU members continue to perform as airline professionals, doing their best for our passengers every day, 24-7. Feel free to share the link with coworkers and friends - sign the pledge:

...Read more >> April 12, 2012

American Airlines 

The TWU’s legal team is preparing for trial in New York. AMR “fast tracked” the bankruptcy process with their 1113(c) filing to abrogate our labor contracts. AMR's motion included dumping over 6,500 documents and exhibits with the court filing.
...Read more >> April 10, 2012

On Friday, March 30th, President Obama signed the three-month extension, the ninth extension since it expired in September 2009, of the transportation bill that prevented the shutdown of highway and transit projects across the country.

...Read more >> April 10, 2012

This week, in small towns and big cities all across America, 100,000 people will come together for an unprecedented national movement-wide training.

...Read more >> April 09, 2012

The TWU Negotiating Committees reconvened this Monday and continued meeting with American Eagle company negotiators.

...Read more >> April 05, 2012

 Local 100 and 234 co-hosted the Transit, Utility, University and Rail Working Women’s Committee Conference which brought together women from TWU Locals 171, 101 and numerous other unions.

...Read more >> April 03, 2012

“What do we want? Safe buses. When do we want it? Now!” could be heard loud and clear on March 26 as members from Local 234 in Philadelphia continue to demanded justice for victims of transit violence. 

...Read more >> April 02, 2012