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The entire TWU International staff came together for a five-day boot camp training at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD this week, part of President Lombardo and the IAC’s response to ongoing requests for increased training for TWU's staff and development opportunities. The boot camp was designed to fully immerse International staff in a campaign planning and development experience, offering many of them a front-line look at intensive organizing, agitation and public affairs tactics being deployed on the most sophisticated campaigns around the country.

...Read more >> October 21, 2015
Today, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders introduced the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), a multi-year surface transportation bill to reauthorize and reform federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs.
...Read more >> October 20, 2015
Dear TWU-IAM Association Member,
As the regular Joint Association bulletins report, your Mechanic and Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees are working hard to finalize joint contract proposals. In the meantime, TWU-IAM Joint Association Leadership is preparing a longer term strategy and formal rollout plan to initiate joint contract negotiations with American Airlines, ensuring we enter the process in the strongest possible position to fight for our members. It has become necessary to correct the recent misconception—perpetuated by some individuals—that the TWU-IAM Association has somehow dragged its feet in this process.


...Read more >> October 20, 2015

A Letter from TWU Local 100

TWU President Harry LombardoNow that the dust has cleared a bit on Local 100's big victory to get the City of New York and Mayor Bill de Blasio to commit to paying its fair share to fully fund the MTA Capital Plan, a special thank you is in order for our TWU International President Harry Lombardo.

We reached out to Harry before embarking on this campaign to take on the city's power brokers. As a former 'big city' Local President in Philadelphia, Harry understands the vital necessity of capital money...


...Read more >> October 16, 2015

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee plans to mark up the surface transportation reauthorization bill on Thursday, October 22. TWU has fought to include language in the bill requiring federal regulations to oppose transit privatization and protect transit operators from assault. 

The final legislative text will be released later this week. TWU will evaluate the language at that time and provide immediate updates to our members and allies.

...Read more >> October 14, 2015
October 10, 2015
CONTACT: Ori Korin, (202) 374-6103
Victory for TWU: MTA Capital Plan Gets Funded

Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor de Blasio and Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Prendergast announced an agreement on funding for the MTA Capital Plan after weeks of vocal pressure from TWU. The union issued the following statement:

“This is an incredible victory for the thousands of transit workers whose jobs are directly impacted by the MTA Capital Plan, and for the millions of New York’s working families who use the bus and subway system every day.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to Governor Cuomo for pressing this issue so hard and bringing it to a conclusion so that the MTA would not be forced to scale back the capital plan. Over three thousand TWU members earn their livelihoods keeping our transit system in a state of good repair, and any failure to properly fund it would have hurt workers and riders alike, to say nothing of the long term negative impact on the region’s economy.
...Read more >> October 10, 2015

The TWU Veteran’s Committee (TWUVC) convened their quarterly meeting in Chicago this week, hosted by Locals 512 and 572, with attendees from 15 other locals around the country. As part of TWU’s promise to invest in our veterans and strengthen the committee structure, the Veteran’s Committee has been hard at work pursuing an ambitious agenda aimed at broadening member communications, increasing legislative activity and continuing to support important charitable causes. 

...Read more >> October 09, 2015