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Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Dallas.
Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update



...Read more >> July 29, 2016
TWU members at American Airlines have made countless sacrifices, while the company continues to make record profits. Our benefits have been slashed, our work rights have been compromised, and our respect on the job has been decimated. We've been through bankruptcy, a merger, and stagnating wages, and we’re tired of America’s top executives getting rich off our hard work.
Enough is enough. We deserve a fair contract that restores our dignity, prioritizes our family, and protects our future.
...Read more >> July 25, 2016

Negotiations at American Airlines have dragged on long enough. We want to hold the company accountable to the promises they make at the bargaining table — but we need your help. 

...Read more >> July 22, 2016

It was a nostalgic and joyful evening for Local 208 on July 16 as it celebrated 75 years of working on behalf of transit workers in Columbus, Ohio.
Local 208 President Andrew Jordan and his executive board were hosts for the evening that brought together representatives of the International union as well as other Ohio-based locals, and even Local 1460 from New York.
International President Harry Lombardo, Executive Vice President John Samuelsen, Administrative Vice President Gary Maslanka, and Vice President and Transit Division Director Jerome Lafragola were joined by other members of the International staff in congratulating the local.


...Read more >> July 21, 2016

Earlier today, President Obama signed an FAA extension bill that will lock in current FAA funding levels for 14 months, until September 30, 2017.

...Read more >> July 16, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of July 11 in Dallas, where we exchanged and dicussed the following articles:
Download M&R/Stores update


...Read more >> July 15, 2016

UPDATE: The workers at Envoy and Southwest have lost their bid to revive their lawsuit.

In a huge victory for TWU and our members covered under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this week affirmed an earlier district court ruling in favor of TWU and dismissed a class action suit brought against the union.

The case, Serna vs. Transport Workers, was brought by a group of employees at Envoy Air and Southwest Airlines who were not members of TWU and objected to paying “fair share” fees, money paid by non-union members to cover the cost of collective bargaining.


...Read more >> July 14, 2016

Last week, TWU International President Harry Lombardo, Vice President and Transit Division Director Jerome Lafragola and Government Affairs Director Brendan Danaher met with Michele Gilliam and Lori D’Orazio to discuss transit and infrastructure funding, Amtrak issues, and airline industry contract negotiations.

President Lombardo with Clinton campaign labor staff

...Read more >> July 05, 2016
July 4, 2016
In a year more noted for its sharp political divides, it is important that we come together as a union to celebrate what ties us together at TWU and what binds us as a nation.
This weekend while we celebrate our country’s birth, TWU International President Harry Lombardo has a special message for our members, many of whom are on the job this holiday. “As we celebrate our independence, let us please remember that independence and rights as citizens under our Constitution require us to be civically responsible. We have to exercise our rights in order to preserve them and that fight goes on every single day,” says Lombardo in a video message.
...Read more >> July 01, 2016