On Wednesday, TWU won a National Mediation Board representation authorization election for the 135 Flight Dispatchers at ExpressJet Airlines, the Atlanta-based regional subsidiary of Delta Airlines. This win marks a definitive end to a bid by PAFCA, the Professional Airline Flight Control Association, for representation of these workers — who have, for three years, been members of TWU Local 542.
[UPDATED: October 23, 2014] TWU International President Harry Lombardo has called an Ebola safety and preparedness summit meeting of local leadership, International Representatives, and Safety Reps for this Thursday at the TWU International Headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting's three-pronged focus will be 1) centralizing Ebola virus safety and risk information, 2) coordinating local awareness/preparedness efforts, and 3) developing a unified TWU action plan for disseminating accurate and up-to-date information to members.
Weeks of around-the-clock negotiations with employer National Grid have yielded a major coup for Local 101. Managment was singing to a different tune after more than 1,000 members rallied for a fair contract outside of company headquarters last week. Pending ratification by the membership, the contract settlement will give members close to 14% in wage increases over 5 years — compare that to the wage freeze demanded by National Grid as late as last Wednesday!
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