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Leaders of TWU Local 556, representing more than 11,000 flight attendants at Southwest Airlines, said today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must work with union and industry leaders as the agency implements new rules allowing expanded use of personal electronic devices on airplanes.

...Read more >> October 31, 2013
TWU’s Working Women’s Committee (WWC) of the Air Transport Division donned hard hats, picked up hammers and went to work building a home with Habitat for Humanity on October 22 during their three-day meeting in Fort Worth, Texas.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit that selects deserving families in need of decent shelter to work alongside volunteers and professionals, building their own house from the ground up. WWC also served as an official sponsor of the Trinity Habitat for Humanity Women Build, where TWU women from across the country helped give future homeowner Lizzie Mae Thornton, and her family, a new beginning.
...Read more >> October 31, 2013

On October 29th, one year to the day after Hurricane Sandy barreled through New York City, TWU International President Harry Lombardo delivered a rousing call to action at Local 100's Rally for a Fair Contract. Approximately 5,000 Local 100 members converged outside of MTA headquarters at 2 Broadway, shutting down street after street between City Hall and the Financial District. The transit workers were joined by half a dozen TWU locals from every division, along with scores of New York labor leaders and politicians.

...Read more >> October 30, 2013

Members of the Transport Workers Union, representing more than 600 flight attendants at Allegiant Air, will leaflet passengers at the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, Florida on Halloween – Thursday, October 31, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Responding to reports that Allegiant frequently abandons routes and cancels service, union members will ask if Allegiant’s proposed expansion of service to and from Punta Gorda is “A trick or a treat?”

...Read more >> October 30, 2013

The new TWU administration’s first weeks have been devoted to hearing from locals in every division. In the past, the expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of ATD locals in particular was often overlooked. Moving forward, the International will seek the input of local leadership at every step in negotiations with employers. To this end, the new TWU leadership called a historic summit meeting on October 22 of the entire ATD for the first time in recent history to find common ground and chart a way forward on issues of collective concern.

...Read more >> October 30, 2013

Too often, our nation’s intercity bus drivers face unique health and safety challenges that are not being addressed by employers and policymakers at all levels. Bus driver assaults are on the rise, causing unacceptably high rates of injury and worker anxiety.  Making this work even more stressful, many bus drivers are not provided enough time in their workday for the bathroom breaks most Americans take for granted. The time has come for federal authorities, labor and management to sit down and find solutions to these problems.

...Read more >> October 30, 2013

This letter addresses the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association’s (AMFA) August 21, 2013 letter requesting that the National Mediation Board (NMB or Board) not apply the 29 C.F.R. § 1206.4 (b) (3) one-year bar to applications following the dismissal of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) application in the above-referenced case.1 For the reasons set forth below, AMFA’s request is denied.

...Read more >> October 23, 2013

The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) joins the rest of the nation this week in thanking the men and women dedicated to transporting children to and from school during National School Bus Safety Week.

...Read more >> October 22, 2013

The members of TWU Local 100 at the MTA in New York, have been fighting for over 21 months for the fair contract they deserve and they need our help.

...Read more >> October 18, 2013

Members of the TWU Texas State Conference showed their support for state Sen. Wendy Davis on October 3 as she announced her run for Texas Governor.

...Read more >> October 10, 2013

The TWU Veterans Committee (TWUVC) has a history of dedicating its time and efforts ensuring those who served our country are given what they need and deserve. This holiday season, in conjunction with Operation Military Embrace, the TWUVC is working to ensure our Wounded Warriors and their families will have a happy and joyful season.

...Read more >> October 04, 2013

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) has taken legal action in federal court to protect the jobs, pay and benefits of its members, TWU President Harry Lombardo said today.

TWU, Lombardo said, is seeking intervenor status in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against the proposed merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. The case will go forward despite the current government shutdown, under terms of an order issued on Oct. 1 by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

...Read more >> October 02, 2013