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As previously announced, on December 3, 2015, the TWU-IAM Association will officially open negotiations with American Airlines and begin bargaining a joint contract for the 30,000 ground workers at the world’s largest airline. We understand that many of you are anxious to get to the table and we thank you for your patience. Your representatives have worked tirelessly and carefully to ensure that we enter into joint bargaining from a position of strength. We’re prepared and we’re ready to fight to secure the best possible contracts for Association members, including better wages, benefits, working conditions and retirement security.
Read more>> November 30, 2015

From the entire leadership and international staff of TWU, we’d like to extend a heartfelt wish for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our members.

We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping the traveling public moving safely on buses, trains, and planes; in tunnels and on bridges; and for keeping our utilities, universities and casinos operating this holiday season. Thank you for helping to make Thanksgiving with family possible for all of us.

Read more>> November 25, 2015

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October 10, 2015
Ori Korin
202-374-6103 or okorin@twu.org
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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