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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2016
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin, (202) 374-6103
 
A coalition of unions representing more than 4,000 rail workers on New Jersey Transit announced a tentative deal late Friday night in a massive victory for TWU members, who had been working without a new contract since 2011.
 
Bargaining for higher wages and to protect their benefits, the union was prepared to strike as early as this weekend had a deal not been reached.

 

...Read more >> March 11, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores negotiating committee met with American Airlines this week in Washington, DC. Contrary to the message being delivered by management returning from the leadership conference in Dallas, your committee has not received any proposals related to compensation. Download this communication

The Fleet Service negotiating committee will be meeting next week.

 

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On March 9, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee released a draft of the FAA reauthorization bill, which lays out the policy and laws for the aviation sector.
 
This legislation includes some TWU-supported provisions but doesn’t have everything we have called for. Oversight of foreign aircraft repair stations would be increased but there is no language banning mobile phone use on airplanes. Fortunately, there is no air traffic control reform language; the system would remain federal.
 
The Commerce Committee will mark up the proposal March 16, which will provide an opportunity to make amendments. Senate floor action may happen sometime in April. The House of Representatives must also pass an identical bill before it gets sent to the president.
 
Visit our new FAA page to read the highlights.

 

...Read more >> March 10, 2016
 
Remember the fun you had with your G.I. Joes, Barbies and Star Wars play sets? In the third of our Voter Registration Campaign videos, you’ll find the civic duty of voting can be just as much fun! Be a real American voter! Watch and share our video #TWULegCon
 
...Read more >> March 09, 2016
Another of our Voter Registration Campaign videos has just been released! Through the years, there have been some great films about the American political process: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Primary Colors, All the President’s Men. But none of those even come close to a new movie premiering this spring, co-produced by TWU. We were able to get our hands on a trailer for the film, just in time for this legislative conference. Can an average American harness the power of the voting booth and go “Back to Election Day”? Please enjoy and share this special preview with #TWULegCon
 
 
...Read more >> March 08, 2016
Straight from the 2016 Legislative and Political Conference, the first of three TWU original videos! These fun, social media friendly videos, are all part of TWU’s Voter Registration Campaign. Share with the hashtag #TWULegCon. Up first, “Vote For Me.” Are politicians asking for your vote for themselves or for your best interests? Can a bright, shiny object distract TWU members from the real issues? Watch and share the video.
 
...Read more >> March 07, 2016

The TWU-IAM Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Committees met with American Airlines this week in Texas to continue contract negotiations. The TWU-IAM Association is the largest union at American and your negotiating committees remain in solidarity to provide the membership with exceptional contracts for all workgroups. Reports from both committees are below.  Download Mechanics & Related Stores    Download Fleet Service

...Read more >> March 04, 2016

An arbitrator has denied TWU's grievance regarding distribution of the contributions American Airlines made to match employee contributions to their prefunding accounts. TWU is reviewing the arbitrator’s decisions to determine the union’s next steps. "Nothing in this Opinion, however, should be read as concluding that the Company’s obligation to distribute the matching funds has somehow been extinguished. The finding herein is limited to the observation that there exists no current obligation to do so," concludes the ruling. Read the memo from TWU's General Counsel.   Read the arbitrator’s full ruling

 

 

...Read more >> March 03, 2016