On Sunday, hundreds upon hundreds of our brothers and sisters, members of Local 234 working for SEPTA — Philadelphia's public transit system — crowded into a Columbus Boulevard meeting hall, unanimously authorizing Local President Willie Brown to take the union out on strike and throwing their full support behind the Local's leadership in this contentious and protracted contract fight.
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.
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