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Two years too long was chanted by hundreds of TWU delegates as they rallied outside Allegiant headquarters to support the flight attendants of Local 577 who have spent the last two years battling Allegiant for a contract.

...Read more >> September 27, 2013

The words solidarity, workers’ rights and fight for all workers brought Delegates to their feet on Wednesday at the 24th Constitutional Convention as they heard from a series of speakers including keynote speaker, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

...Read more >> September 25, 2013

LAS VEGAS – Delegates and union activists from the Transport Workers Union (TWU) 24th Constitutional Convention will gather for informational picketing at Allegiant Air headquarters in Las Vegas this coming Thursday, September 26 at 3:30 pm (PDT).

TWU members, who will wear t-shirts highlighting Allegiant’s “Delayed Service, Cancelled Routes and Abandoned Cities,” are concerned about ongoing customer service issues at the Las Vegas-based discount carrier. Union delegates also will protest the failure of airline management to reach a labor agreement with more than 600 flight attendants who are members of TWU Local 577.

...Read more >> September 25, 2013

Harry Lombardo was elected by acclamation by the TWU 24th Constitutional Convention delegates as International President of the Transport Workers Union Tuesday afternoon along with John Samuelsen as Executive Vice President, Alex Garcia as Secretary-Treasurer, John Bland and Gary Maslanka as Administrative Vice Presidents.

...Read more >> September 24, 2013

Trumpets, drums and bag pipes gave way to the TWU’s 24th Constitutional Convention, Globally United, Stronger Unions, call to order on Monday, September 23 in Las Vegas.

...Read more >> September 23, 2013

As airline connects to new cities, workers ask: “Will Allegiant Be There?” Discount carrier has history of cancelling routes and abandoning entire communities.

...Read more >> September 18, 2013

As new routes kick off, workers ask: “Will Allegiant Be There?” Discount carrier has track record of cancelling routes and abandoning entire communities.

...Read more >> September 12, 2013

On Sept. 11, 2001, Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania as the crew members and passengers prevented an attack on our nation’s capitol.

Twelve years later on the eve of that day, TWU members, some accompanied by their children, joined over 30 flight attendants from seven different carriers to request that members of Congress make voluntary personal contributions to close a $1.5 million funding gap for the Flight 93 National Memorial which officially opened to the public on September 10, 2011.

...Read more >> September 11, 2013

As we come off the heels of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and begin celebrating the contributions of workers this Labor Day, we are reminded that we still have so much more to do to further advance the American worker.

...Read more >> September 02, 2013