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Members and leaders of the Transport Workers Union employed at both American Airlines and US Airways are pleased that Judge Kollar-Kotelly has decided to hear arguments in the American Airlines/US Airways merger suit on November 25, 2013.

...Read more >> August 30, 2013

Tulsa – Members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) in Tulsa, Oklahoma – home of American Airlines’ largest maintenance and repair base – delivered petitions with more than 8,000 signatures from all over the United States to the offices of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) in Tulsa today.

...Read more >> August 29, 2013

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), made the following statement in support of the FAA’s final policy statement addressing flight attendant workplace safety in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

...Read more >> August 23, 2013

Dear President Trumka,

On behalf of our mechanics at American Airlines and the entire TWU, I want to express my deep appreciation for all of the assistance you provided with helping us to defeat the IBT raid.

...Read more >> August 22, 2013

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to express our opposition to efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the pending merger between US Airways Group, Inc. and American Airlines’ parent corporation AMR.

...Read more >> August 20, 2013

TWU Local 540 representing Aircraft Dispatchers at Spirit Airlines voted in favor of a new five year contract on Friday August 16.

...Read more >> August 20, 2013

We’re pleased that the Teamsters realized that this raid of TWU members at American Airlines was both wasteful and divisive.

Now that we do not have the distraction of an unnecessary campaign among already organized workers, we can redouble our efforts on battling the Department of Justice’s unjustified legal challenge to the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The combined airline will protect good-paying U.S. jobs and benefit consumers by creating a real alternative to the Delta/United duopoly. TWU members are focused on working out the best possible terms of employment at the new American Airlines.

...Read more >> August 16, 2013

The TWU is preparing a comprehensive campaign to oppose the Department of Justice’s attempt to block the American Airlines-US Airways merger.  The DOJ’s action is irresponsible and interferes with a reorganization plan that will place American Airlines on firm economic footing.

...Read more >> August 15, 2013

It became even more apparent in Judge Lane’s courtroom today that the best course of action for American Airlines, its workers and consumers is for the merger with US Airways to go forward as planned. The Department of Justice through its legal maneuvers is trying to create a duopoly where United and Delta would dominate commercial aviation in the United States and other carriers would be kept at a competitive disadvantage or relegated to being niche players.

...Read more >> August 15, 2013

Statement by Garry Drummond, Transport Workers Union Air Transport Director, on Machinists Victory Over the Teamsters in a Union Representation Election at US Airways.

...Read more >> August 12, 2013

WASHINGTON DC – The Transport Workers Union (TWU), representing more than 600 flight attendants at Allegiant Air, has asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a “complete audit… of the Allegiant Air scheduling, crew rest and fatigue procedures.”

...Read more >> August 12, 2013

Dear Admmistrator Rogoff:

This is to follow up on the recent meeting between the joint ATU-TWU Safety Committee and Vincent Valdes, FT A's Acting Associate Administrator in the Office of Safety.

...Read more >> August 08, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — International Vice President and Transit Director Jeff Brooks, at the request of, Senate Democrats Barbara Mikulski (speaking), Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Charles Schumer, and Patty Murray stood shoulder to shoulder with them during a press conference held at the Capitol on August 1.

...Read more >> August 03, 2013