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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 9, 2016
 
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 Ori Korin

“Never Stop Believing that Fighting for What’s Right is Worth It”;
Transport Workers Union of America Looks Ahead Following Election Results

Transport Workers Union of America International President Harry Lombardo issued the following statement on the 2016 election:
 
“Brothers and sisters, we have reached the end of a long and hard-fought campaign. I want to thank every single member of this organization who volunteered their time, sacrificed their energy, and offered their enthusiasm to getting out the vote for a cause you believed in. Your work did not go unnoticed. Together, we made the voices of working people heard, and that is a victory, regardless of the election’s outcome.

 

...Read more >> November 09, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 9, 2016

Contact: Ori Korin


American Airlines Workers Industry Best Pay Rates Go into Effect

This month, approximately 30,000 ground workers at American Airlines will see their industry-leading wage rates reflected in their paychecks. The wage increases for the TWU/IAM Association-represented workers will average approximately 22 percent. Mechanic and Related workers will surpass by 3 percent similarly classified workers at Delta Airlines. Fleet Service, Stores/Material Logistic Specialists and Maintenance Training Specialists’ wages will increase 1 percent ahead of their peers at United Airlines.


 

 

...Read more >> November 09, 2016

Local 100 member Louis Gray was working on the subway tracks in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 when he was struck and killed by an oncoming train as he and another member, Jeffrey Fleming, tried to jump out of the way. Fleming survived.
 
TWU International Executive Vice President and Local 100 President John Samuelsen said that the men were attempting one of the riskiest maneuvers that Local 100 members must undertake to define safe zones for track work. “This happened out on a curve, working in the opposite direction of train traffic, setting up the flagging lights to give motormen notice a work crew was present,” he said.

 

...Read more >> November 08, 2016

TWU Local 234 in Philadelphia and the city’s transit agency, SEPTA, came to an agreement early this morning to end the week-long strike in that city. The five-year deal is subject to ratification by the full membership.

 

...Read more >> November 07, 2016
Election Day is here.
 
TWU has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, and we want to make sure our members know their rights before they go in the voting booth this year.
...Read more >> November 07, 2016

As union members, friends, and allies, we cannot sit on the sidelines while anti-labor politicians try to court union voters. It's time to take action and stand up for the rights of all union members.

...Read more >> November 07, 2016

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and Frontier Airlines have been negotiating regarding an agreement covering Frontier Flight Dispatchers for four and a half years, and they have been in mediation for more than three years. A full account of the history of these negotiations can be found here. By all objective measures, both parties are at an impasse.

...Read more >> November 03, 2016

What does Hillary stand for? She stands for...

...Read more >> November 01, 2016