TWU Local 555 has been engaged in contract negotiations with Southwest Airlines for over 3 years. Despite the fact that the company is making record profits, management wants to negotiate a concessionary contract that would force TWU members to give up many of the benefits and job protections that the Local has earned at the bargaining table since it was chartered 30 years ago.
On July 10th, Ramp Service Agents at Frontier Airlines in Denver, CO voted decisively to join the TWU. The union organizing campaign at Frontier had been in full swing since December, after workers approached TWU Organizing Director Steve Roberts. Their chief concern became Ramp Service Agents' rallying cry and the official campaign slogan: "We deserve job security!"
Today, TWU International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen and Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division Director Jerome Lafragola brought our union's know-how to the U.S. Department of Transportation's transit assault prevention summit at DOT headquarters in Washington, DC.
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