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TWU Local 234 won the first round in the fight to keep the overhaul of 176 wheel-assembly units for the Market Frankford El rail cars in Philadelphia.

...Read more >> June 28, 2012

Today TWU leaders and the company signed the “me-too” clause enhancements for Fleet Service, Dispatchers, Simulator Technicians, Ground School Instructors and Maintenance and Control Technicians.

...Read more >> June 28, 2012

Dallas ‒ Negotiators for five Transport Workers Union bargaining units, representing American Airlines’ Fleet Service Clerks, Dispatchers, Ground School Instructors, Maintenance Control Technicians, and Simulator Technicians will meet in Dallas later today to negotiate improvements to the offers accepted on May 15.

...Read more >> June 26, 2012

Today Judge Sean Lane indicated he was postponing his decision on whether to reject the contracts of all three unions for at least a week pending the APA's decision on whether to submit the Company's LBO to its membership. In the interim there will be no changes in rates of pay, rules and working conditions for any represented work group, including those who have ratified agreements. The parties will confer with the Court on Monday to get further information on the Court's schedule. We will post more information as soon as it is available.

...Read more >> June 21, 2012

Now that it is officially summer with temperatures soaring into the 90s across the country, extra precaution should be taken when working in the heat to avoid dehydration as well as heat stress.

...Read more >> June 21, 2012

Transport Workers Union Local 555, representing 8,400 ramp, operations, provisioning and freight agents nationwide at Southwest Airlines (LUV) will distribute leaflets to passengers at Chicago’s Midway Airport on Tuesday, June 19, asking for support in opposing Southwest Airlines proposal to outsource jobs and use temporary contract workers.

...Read more >> June 19, 2012

As was stated in the Bankruptcy update posted earlier in the week, we engaged in negotiations with the company with respect to the Mechanic and Related and Stores agreements on June 11 and 12th in New York.

...Read more >> June 17, 2012

DALLAS – Flight dispatchers at Southwest Airlines, members of TWU Local 550, have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new labor agreement. One hundred and eighty-six out of 188 eligible voters participated, with 180 (98.9%) voting in favor of the agreement.

...Read more >> June 11, 2012

In early 2011, with the help of his friends in the Senate, Wisconsin’s Gov. Walker pushed through one of the most extreme attacks on workers’ rights America has seen.

...Read more >> June 07, 2012

Today Gov. Scott Walker, the lieutenant governor and four state senators will answer to the people of Wisconsin for their extreme, and unparalleled attacks on workers and collective bargaining rights.

...Read more >> June 05, 2012