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Flight attendants who are members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) applaud  the U.S. Transportation Security Administration decision to  include flight attendants in its Known Crewmember (KCM) initiative, which will offer identity verification and expedited security screening to flight attendants employed by U.S.-based airlines.

...Read more >> July 25, 2012

Flight attendants who are members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) said today that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has made the right decision by including flight attendants in its Known Crewmember (KCM) initiative, which will offer identity verification and expedited security screening to flight attendants employed by U.S.-based airlines.

...Read more >> July 23, 2012

The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants in the United States, applauds the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for announcing inclusion of all U.S.-based Flight Attendants into the risk-based, Known Crewmember program.  Veda Shook, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President; Laura Glading, Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) President; Sito Pantoja, International Association of Machinists (IAM) General Vice President; Captain David Bourne, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Airline Division Director; and Jim Little, Transport Workers Union (TWU) International President, today issued the following statement:

...Read more >> July 23, 2012

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in cooperation with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Airlines for America (A4A), today announced plans for the second phase of the industry’s Known Crewmember (KCM) initiative, offering identity verification and expedited security screening to flight attendants employed by U.S.-based airlines.

...Read more >> July 23, 2012

As leaders of American Airlines’ unions — the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Transport Workers Union — it’s our responsibility to further the interests of our respective memberships while working to restore the airline to profitability and viability. This mandate took on unprecedented importance when American filed for bankruptcy last November.

...Read more >> July 17, 2012

Listen to this morning’s interview on NPR's Morning Edition as reporter Wade Goodwyn interviews TWU International President James C. Little on the fast moving developments involving mergers in the American Airlines bankruptcy.

...Read more >> July 16, 2012

The rain couldn’t even stop TWU Local 525 members as they kicked off their informational picketing about their fight for a fair contract with G4S GS at the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida.

...Read more >> July 12, 2012

After five years of fighting for a contract with Caesars Palace,  a contract will be presented to nearly 560 Caesars Palace dealers for ratification on July 27.

...Read more >> July 12, 2012

Dallas – Members of the Transport Workers Union at American Airlines have reached new tentative agreements with the company for workers in the Maintenance and Related (M&R) and Stores bargaining units, the union said today.

...Read more >> July 10, 2012

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL, JULY 9TH, 2012 - Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 525 will engage in informational picketing at the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida, beginning July 11th, 2012. The TWU is the Union that represents Fire-Rescue Personnel who work at the Kennedy Space Center. These Fire-Rescue workers are employed by a new government contractor named “G4S GS”, formerly known as “Wackenhut”. G4S GS was recently awarded the contract with NASA to provide fire-rescue services at the Kennedy Space Center.

...Read more >> July 10, 2012

The City of Philadelphia, the School District and SEPTA, at a time when all are hard pressed to make ends meet, are paying millions of dollars to Wall Street banks to service debt.   These payments include bad interest swap deals the banks negotiated that have cost the City an estimated 331 million dollars. 

...Read more >> July 06, 2012

The Insider has several informative articles that can help members understand 401k plans and fees, stopping home foreclosures, and dealing with this summer’s heat. Local 550 Dispatchers recently signed a new agreement with Southwest Airlines, while Local 555 members protested Southwest at Midway Airport in Chicago.

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...Read more >> July 02, 2012