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John Bland in front of historic marker  
John Bland at the historical plaque in Houston, marking the site of the 1960 sit-in.  

As TWU continues to celebrate Black History Month, we honor the legendary civil rights work of our Administrative Vice President John Bland, who was an active participant during his time as a student at Texas Southern University.

Outside of Texas, water hoses blasted school children in Birmingham. A lone teenage girl was surrounded by an angry mob in Little Rock. Marchers were beaten on a bridge in Selma. These were the images that shocked the nation and the world when they appeared in newspapers and on TV—non-violent protest for the rights of African Americans was often met with violent resistance.

In Houston, the struggles were just as real but because the confrontations didn’t turn violent, they seldom made the national news.

...Read more >> February 27, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines in Dallas the week of February 20, 2017.

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...Read more >> February 24, 2017

Breaking News: The MTA board has approved Local 100's new contract.

Members at TWU Local 100 overwhelmingly ratified their new contract with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) yesterday. Voting by a 70–30 percent margin, the members will see inflation-beating wage increases, health care gains, and other significant economic enhancements. This is a concession-free contract, which will now be presented to the MTA Board, where swift approval is expected. 

...Read more >> February 17, 2017

Brothers and Sisters:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 13th in Orlando Florida.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

...Read more >> February 17, 2017

President Trump has nominated Ninth Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. As Members of Congress from both sides meet with Judge Gorsuch in advance of his confirmation hearings, the Washington Post has already said, if confirmed, Gorsuch might be the most conservative justice on the Supreme Court. 

...Read more >> February 15, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of February 6, 2017 in Dallas.

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...Read more >> February 13, 2017

TWU International addresses concerns raised by members at Local 556 in this memo from Alex Garcia, TWU International Secretary-Treasurer.

...Read more >> February 10, 2017

From its founding in 1934, TWU has fought for the right of minority workers to have access to equal pay for equal work, dignity and respect in the workplace, and to fulfill the nation’s creed that “all men are created equal.” Today, we move beyond that, to recognize the particular struggle of black workers, regardless of gender, creed, religion, or sexual orientation.

Recognizing Black History Month this February, TWU reflects on our past efforts and gears up for the challenges ahead. We are humbled by the courage of the people of color who joined our movement from the beginning, at great risk to themselves and to their families, in an era when discrimination was rampant, and violence against African Americans was common.

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...Read more >> February 08, 2017