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As previously announced, on December 3, 2015, the TWU-IAM Association will officially open negotiations with American Airlines and begin bargaining a joint contract for the 30,000 ground workers at the world’s largest airline. We understand that many of you are anxious to get to the table and we thank you for your patience. Your representatives have worked tirelessly and carefully to ensure that we enter into joint bargaining from a position of strength. We’re prepared and we’re ready to fight to secure the best possible contracts for Association members, including better wages, benefits, working conditions and retirement security.
...Read more >> November 30, 2015

From the entire leadership and international staff of TWU, we’d like to extend a heartfelt wish for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our members.

We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping the traveling public moving safely on buses, trains, and planes; in tunnels and on bridges; and for keeping our utilities, universities and casinos operating this holiday season. Thank you for helping to make Thanksgiving with family possible for all of us.

...Read more >> November 25, 2015
November 20, 2015
CONTACT: Ori Korin (202) 374-6103 
United Invincible: TWU International Stands With Southwest Ground Workers 
International President Says It’s Time to Change the Way Airlines Bargain 
Earlier this week, after TWU Local 555 held a regional union meeting in Southern California to discuss stalled contract negotiations with Southwest Airlines and potential options available to them through the Railway Labor Act, the airline began suspending members of the local and threatening to fire workers in some Southern California cities. The union, which represents ramp workers and other ground crews at airports across the United States, has been in contract negotiations with the company for four and half years, and entered federal mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) in 2012. Southwest continues to threaten to fire the workers, all of whom secured time off in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement in order to attend the meeting. 
...Read more >> November 20, 2015

Facing a Nov. 20 deadline, the House has passed a clean, bi-partisan extension of the Surface Transportation bill. The House and Senate now have until Dec. 4, 2015, to negotiate over the two different versions of the bill in a Conference Committee. Once they reach a final agreement, the House and Senate will each vote again on the revised reauthorization bill. 

...Read more >> November 17, 2015

The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO honors all veterans, and thanks them for their service to our country. We recognize your incredible sacrifice and commitment, and we celebrate everything you’ve done to protect America.

TWU is proud to count among our ranks thousands of veterans from all branches of the United States military. These men and women exemplify the courage, commitment and leadership skills that define the American spirit, and they bring that resolve with them to work every single day.

...Read more >> November 10, 2015