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In another step to further mobilize and strengthen our resolve in the fight for economic and social justice for our members and working people, the Transport Workers Union of America has entered into an agreement with the Transport Workers Union of Australia to form the Trans-Pacific Transport Unions Alliance.

...Read more >> October 26, 2012

Two unions that represent airline and transit workers in the United States and Australia said on Wednesday they have formed an alliance in a bid to coordinate activities globally.

...Read more >> October 25, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

At the meeting of the International Executive Council of TWU on October 23 and 24, important decisions were made that will affect the future of the ATD plan to restructure the M & R Locals at American Airlines so as to successfully cope with the conditions that now prevail at the airline.

The plan was presented in detail to the IEC, along with the economic data and projections that, in our view, establish the need to do the restructuring. However, the IEC determined that, without an adequate opportunity to study, consider and evaluate the comments of the plan submitted by Locals and members, it was unable to properly pass on whether to implement the restructuring plan. As a result of this, the IEC decided that it would appoint a subcommittee that would be given the responsibility of studying and evaluating the ATD plan in light of the comments submitted. The subcommittee will have full power to call upon those who formulated the ATD plan, as well as TWU experts and those who submitted comments both pro and con regarding the plan, to help them in their deliberations.

Download the entire letter and By-Laws here

...Read more >> October 25, 2012

Flight Attendants Call for Investigation; Airline Says Flight Attendants Won’t Make 20-Hour Threshold to Earn Health Care – But Each Trip to Mainland and back is 14 Hours

...Read more >> October 23, 2012

Local 513 Allied Fuelers negotiators along with TWU International met this week in negotiation openers with the management of Allied Fueling Company.

...Read more >> October 19, 2012

by James C. Little
International President, Transport Workers Union

Did you catch the exchanges in the first and second presidential debates where President Obama and Governor Romney discussed their plans for improving our nation’s airports, roads, rails and bridges, mass transit and commercial airlines?

...Read more >> October 17, 2012

Gov. Mitt Romney has made his plan for the American worker very clear.

...Read more >> October 16, 2012

Rail service and jobs would be on the chopping block under a Romney administration.

...Read more >> October 15, 2012

See how selling out American workers and moving jobs to China continues to line Romney's pockets.

...Read more >> October 12, 2012

The TTD has launched another site, this time for aviation workers PermanentlyDelayed.com detailing Mitt Romney and President Obama.

...Read more >> October 05, 2012

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its member unions worldwide will hold a variety of activities from Oct. 7-13 to highlight issues linked to the slogan, "Transport Workers Fighting Back! Organising Globally!"


...Read more >> October 05, 2012

The Transport Workers Union of America, which represents aircraft mechanics and other maintenance workers at American Airlines, has launched an investigation into problems related to loose seats on recent flights.

Much of the work related to seat installation on American Airlines’ aircraft has been done by an outside firm, TIMCO, rather than by maintenance personnel employed by the airline.

...Read more >> October 02, 2012