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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

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today, TWU joined other unions in the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department in urging the secretary to issue a rule to protect bus drivers and other transit operators from physical assault.

The letter, signed by International President Harry Lombardo and seven other union leaders, points out the gravity of the situation and the growing threat to transit operators regardless of where they work: cities, suburbs or even rural communities.


Read more>> April 07, 2016

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REPORT FROM THE LOCAL: Local 2019 members and military veterans Robert Barnes and Dave Cunningham donated flags for each branch of the military, along with the American Flag, to Macedonia Car shop. "It is a constant reminder that there are still men and women fighting for our freedom," said TWU Local 2019 Macedonia Motor Yard Committeeman Nick Cinquepalmi. 
Read more>> October 06, 2014




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