Press Releases & Statements

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Washington — The President of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), Harry Lombardo, today announced that the International Association of Machinists (IAM) would have TWU’s full support in its efforts to seek release from the federal National Mediation Board (NMB). Under the Railway Labor Act, airline and railroad workers in the United States must seek “release” or permission to strike from the NMB, the labor agency that regulates airlines and railroads, before taking any job action.

Read more>> March 18, 2014

In our fight for justice and dignity for all American workers, it is incumbent upon the Transport Workers Union to stand against any encroachment upon the civil and human rights of working men and women. We support the work of TWU Local 556 in opposing SB 1062 in Arizona and applaud Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of this discriminatory bill.

Read more>> March 06, 2014
Read more>> February 20, 2014

Media Coverage

Southwest's jovial corporate culture was always held up as a model but recent negotiations paint the airline in a lesser light. Friction between management and employees threatens to undermine a long-held romantic view of Southwest Airlines. 

Read more>> April 03, 2014

Elected officials stood in solidarity on Tuesday with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 chapter — representing 38,000 active transportation workers and about 26,000 retirees — to demand a restoration of funds to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority budget, instead of the $40 million deduction Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed.

Read more>> March 26, 2014

Dealers at Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s and Harrah’s voted 342 to 27 late Tuesday to approve the five-year deal, which retains grievance procedures, seniority rule and paid time off, among other issues, according to a union official.

Read more>> February 20, 2014