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Today we honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, as members of America’s armed forces. In Washington, DC — the location of the TWU International union hall — as around our nation, we place wreaths and flags on the graves of the many who gave their lives to protect the American people, our democracy, and our freedom.
 
...Read more >> May 26, 2014

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Flight attendants at Virgin America airlines are seeking a vote on whether to unionize, according to an official at the Transport Workers Union (TWU), in a move that could pave the way for organized labor's latest victory in the airline industry.

...Read more >> May 21, 2014
At noon, hundreds of TWU members marched arm in arm with our brothers and sisters at the ATU to Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to fund mass transit. 
 
TWU leadership and rank and file members carried the momentum of the march into dozens of meetings with their elected representatives, in a second day of targeted lobbying on Capitol Hill.
 
...Read more >> May 20, 2014
Transport Workers from 40 States Press for Public Transit Funding at Capitol Rally Tuesday
 
[MEDIA ADVISORY] Infrastructure Funding is About More Than Roads and Bridges — Mass Transit Projects and 700,000 Jobs in Jeopardy Unless Congress Acts
 
Speakers including Sen. Sherrod Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton, Reps. Fudge and Bishop along with labor leaders to address crowd in Upper Senate Park on May 20th, noon - 1:30 p.m.
...Read more >> May 19, 2014

TWU’s push in the first full day of the 2014 Legislative and COPE Conference was to educate and train TWU members to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. Members heard from Ed Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), and Global Trade Watch Executive Director Lori Wallach. In the afternoon, after an intensive overview of TWU’s legislative agenda, members met with their elected representatives on Capitol Hill.

...Read more >> May 19, 2014
Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees who run New York City's subway and bus system overwhelmingly voted in favor a tentative contract deal that would provide retroactive pay and boosts in benefits.
...Read more >> May 19, 2014
"Tuesday marked a decisive victory for TWU Local 171 and public transit riders in three Michigan communities," said TWU International President Harry Lombardo. Nearly 14,000 Michiganders turned out at the polls to vote ‘yes’ on the only item on Tuesday’s special election ballot—the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's 0.7-mill tax proposal to expand local transit services. The funding increase will create new TWU-represented union jobs in public transit, bring much-needed bus service to underserved communities, and alleviate dangerous overcrowding.
 
...Read more >> May 08, 2014
Local members of TWU’s Nevada/Arizona/Colorado State Conference got all hands on deck this Easter to pull off yet another in a series of inspiring community service projects—this time to support abused and at-risk children in the care of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada.
 
...Read more >> May 07, 2014