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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

April 15, 2016
 Ori Korin

DOT NAI Decision Bad for Business, Bad for Workers

Following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s tentative approval of a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International's (NAI) Irish-flag subsidiary, which would allow the carrier to provide service between the United States and the European Union, Transport Workers Union International President Harry Lombardo issued the following statement:
“Today’s DOT order sets a very dangerous precedent in U.S. aviation policy, and highlights the serious flaws with our current Open Skies trade policies. When we open up certain routes to these flag-of-convenience subsidiaries that are set up to explicitly violate labor laws, we weaken what little labor protections our trade agreements already have. Plus, we risk thousands of U.S. airline jobs and drive down standards even lower in the airline industry.”

Read more>> April 15, 2016

Press Releases & Statements

Local News

A number of heroic MTA/NYCT workers among TWU Local 100's ranks have been nominated for Hometown Heroes in Transit awards, which honor exceptional bus and subway workers. Who are these heroes? Among them is a group of fast-moving MTA trackmen who saved the life of a co-worker about to fall 60 feet to the street from an elevated subway line in Brooklyn, and a 90-year-old subway machinist (and World War II veteran) who makes parts for workhorse trains that were built decades ago.
Read more>> November 07, 2014




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