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Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of May 9 in Washington, D.C. The committees received a visit from TWU International President and Association Vice Chair, Harry Lombardo, on Tuesday. He addressed the committee with his thoughts, and restated his commitment and support to the Association and these negotiations.

Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

 

...Read more >> May 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016

CONTACT: 
Ori Korin (202) 719-3834

TWU Members Join Deny NAI Coalition for Day of Action at White House
Urge U.S. Government to Enforce U.S.–EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members from the Transport Workers Union of America’s Air Division joined representatives of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers at a rally in front of the White House today. The coalition is calling on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs.


TWU Members picket in front of the White House

...Read more >> May 12, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Transport Workers Union of America, Ori Korin (202) 719-3834; or AFL-CIO, Carolyn Bobb (202) 637-5018

Aviation Workers to Converge at White House, Urge U.S. Government to Deny NAI
Obama Administration Must Enforce U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WHEN:    Thursday, May 12, 2016; 12–1 pm

WHERE:    Lafayette Square, across from the White House
        


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers will converge in front of the White House to call on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs. Download this advisory

 

...Read more >> May 10, 2016

 After averting a strike in March, TWU Local 2001 members have ratified their new contract with New Jersey Transit. A coalition of 14 unions, representing 4,000 rail workers, agreed to a deal less than 48 hours before they would have gone on strike. The unions had been working without a contract since 2011.
 

...Read more >> May 06, 2016

The AFL-CIO has recently endorsed the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) boycott of the snack food items of Mondelez International that are made in Mexico. TWU stands in solidarity with our union brothers and sisters, and we support the BCTGM's "check the label" campaign and boycott. 

...Read more >> May 05, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of April 25 in Washington, D.C. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update

...Read more >> April 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 28, 2016
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin

NAI’s Scheme Should Not Fly
TWU Praises Congress for Taking Action

Following the release of bipartisan legislation today to prohibit Norwegian Air International's (NAI) Irish-flag subsidiary from violating labor standards in the aviation industry, the Transport Workers Union of America issued the following statement:
 
“As the Norwegian Air saga continues to rear its ugly head, we are grateful to the members of Congress who stand up against this bogus proposal with commonsense legislation that protects good jobs and fair competition. This bill would fight the Department of Transportation’s effort to allow airlines to flout labor standards in order to pad their bottom lines. It sends a message to any company looking to operate in the United States: if you don’t care about working people, you aren’t welcome here.

 

...Read more >> April 28, 2016

Sisters and Brothers:

The Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of April 18 in DFW. During this week’s sessions, your Negotiating Committee exchanged and discussed the following articles: 

Download this communication

 

...Read more >> April 22, 2016