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Negotiations at American Airlines have dragged on long enough. We want to hold the company accountable to the promises they make at the bargaining table — but we need your help. 

Read more>> July 22, 2016

It was a nostalgic and joyful evening for Local 208 on July 16 as it celebrated 75 years of working on behalf of transit workers in Columbus, Ohio.
 
Local 208 President Andrew Jordan and his executive board were hosts for the evening that brought together representatives of the International union as well as other Ohio-based locals, and even Local 1460 from New York.
 
International President Harry Lombardo, Executive Vice President John Samuelsen, Administrative Vice President Gary Maslanka, and Vice President and Transit Division Director Jerome Lafragola were joined by other members of the International staff in congratulating the local.

 

Read more>> July 21, 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 10, 2015
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin, (202) 374-6103
 
Victory for TWU: MTA Capital Plan Gets Funded

Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor de Blasio and Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Prendergast announced an agreement on funding for the MTA Capital Plan after weeks of vocal pressure from TWU. The union issued the following statement:

“This is an incredible victory for the thousands of transit workers whose jobs are directly impacted by the MTA Capital Plan, and for the millions of New York’s working families who use the bus and subway system every day.
 
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to Governor Cuomo for pressing this issue so hard and bringing it to a conclusion so that the MTA would not be forced to scale back the capital plan. Over three thousand TWU members earn their livelihoods keeping our transit system in a state of good repair, and any failure to properly fund it would have hurt workers and riders alike, to say nothing of the long term negative impact on the region’s economy.
 
 
Read more>> October 10, 2015

 

 

 

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