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In a ruling completely separate from TWU’s ongoing healthcare prefunding case, a bankruptcy court ruled today in favor of TWU and two other unions in a case against American Airlines. The unions took the company to court last year to oppose the way the airline was dividing up additional shares of its stock while bankruptcy claims were still being resolved. TWU and the other unions argued that the company’s plan for distribution favored the old equity shareholders of AA at the expense of the unions, thus reducing each union's share of new AA equity below the agreed upon percentage that American Airlines had agreed to allot to them.

...Read more >> December 27, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The TWU-IAM Association today announced that Neutral Joshua Javits issued his Report and Recommendations and initial integrated seniority lists for the Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores work groups at American Airlines.

...Read more >> December 27, 2016

Brothers and Sisters:

The TWU International Administrative Committee and International staff extend to you and your families warm wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season.

This is a time for reflection and to make plans for 2017; a time to give thanks for one another, to evaluate what we accomplished, and to assess where we hope to be this time next year.


...Read more >> December 23, 2016
The AFL-CIO will not be holding a conference this year; but TWU, along with the Black Heritage Society will still observe and celebrate the holiday in Houston, Texas, January 13 - 16, 2017.
...Read more >> December 19, 2016

The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Las Vegas. Updates from both committees are below.

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...Read more >> December 16, 2016

Linked below, please find a 30-minute video of the court proceedings in the latest hearing of the Daniel Demetris v. Transport Workers Union of America case.

...Read more >> December 16, 2016

TWU International President Harry Lombardo joined International Executive Vice President and Local 100 President John Samuelsen at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) December Board meeting yesterday, addressing the body about the importance of equitable wage increases and additional worker safety measures. Local 100’s contracts for TA/OA and MTA bus members are set to expire in just over a month, and the entire union is standing in solidarity with those members, highlighting the precedent-setting nature of New York’s transit contracts for other locals around the country.


...Read more >> December 15, 2016

The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Dallas. Updates from both committees are below.

The next bargaining session will take place in Las Vegas next week in

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...Read more >> December 09, 2016

December 8, 2016
CONTACT: Ori Korin

TWU-Represented Aircraft Dispatchers Ratify Agreement with Frontier Airlines

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is pleased to announce that another of its Air Division work groups has voted to ratify a new contract. The agreement with Denver-based Frontier Airlines goes into effect immediately and comes just before the holiday travel season swings into high gear.

The Frontier Airlines aircraft dispatchers voted overwhelmingly yesterday to ratify the new contract, which will provide substantial wage increases over the life of the five-year deal.


...Read more >> December 08, 2016

Seventy-five years ago today, the United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, “a date which will live in infamy.”
Ninety minutes after the attack began, it was over—leaving 2,403 Americans dead and another 1,178 wounded. The U.S. was at war with Japan, and three days later, with Germany.
While the nation was stunned, the American people rolled up their sleeves and got to work: defending the country and keeping it running.
Just a week after the attack, TWU founder Michael Quill addressed a rally in New York, organized by the Greater New York Industrial Union Council.


...Read more >> December 07, 2016

In a blow to U.S. aviation workers, the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday granted Norwegian Air International (NAI) a permit to fly to the United States. TWU vehemently opposes this decision. After an election focused on protecting American jobs, the White House has decided to threaten the entire U.S. aviation industry.

NAI is a low fare airline with a corporate structure designed to avoid labor, tax, and regulatory laws. It uses a “flag of convenience” scheme that allows the company to hire employees under the laws of low wage countries with few labor protections.


...Read more >> December 05, 2016

December 2, 2016
CONTACT: Ori Korin

TWU-Represented Aircraft Dispatchers Reach Agreement with Frontier Airlines

Late Tuesday evening, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 540 and Frontier Airlines reached a tentative agreement for the TWU-represented aircraft dispatchers at the airline. The two sides have been negotiating an agreement for nearly five years and have been in mediation for more than three years.


...Read more >> December 02, 2016