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August 17, 2016

CONTACT: Thom McDaniel or Ori Korin

Transport Workers Union Reaches First Contract for Virgin America Flight Attendants

Dallas – The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) is pleased to announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with Virgin America on behalf of its flight attendants.

The three-year agreement provides significant economic and quality of life improvements, and a roadmap for all of the workers’ successful transition to Alaska Airlines, contingent upon the regulatory approval of Alaska’s acquisition of Virgin.  Highlights of the agreement include a 13-year pay scale, immediate increases in hourly pay, as well as increases in holiday, deadhead, and operational assignment pay. Other benefits are a defined grievance process and commuter policy, improvements in reserve and reliability, and increased flexibility in trip trading and giveaway.

Read more>> August 17, 2016

For nearly four years, TWU Local 525 in Florida has been fighting for proper vacation and severance pay for nine members who lost their jobs when their company’s contract with the U.S. Air Force ended. Like Local 526 and Local 527, Local 525 represents civilian employees under contract at military bases.

In May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down a decision mandating that the government contractor, Hallmark-Phoenix 3 LLC, pay all severance, vacation, and lead payments owed to employees who were laid off after a successful in-sourcing effort by the Air Force at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.


Read more>> August 17, 2016

Transport Workers Union Reaches First Agreement for Allegiant Airlines Flight Attendants

August 12, 2016

CONTACT: Thom McDaniel or Ori Korin

Following five years of negotiations, the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU), announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle for the flight attendants it represents at Allegiant Airlines. This is the first union contract for this group of workers.


Read more>> August 12, 2016

As previously communicated last Friday, the TWU-IAM Association and American Airlines reached an interim wage agreement to provide Association members wage and pension increases and job security enhancements while we continue negotiating joint collective bargaining agreements. Download this communication (includes the links below)


Read more>> August 11, 2016

In a strong show of union solidarity, all of the State Conferences of TWU have pledged their support for the union’s Today We Unite campaign at American Airlines.
Read how TWU members coast-to-coast have one another’s backs in this united campaign to get a fair contract with American Airlines.

California   Florida   Georgia   Illinois/Indiana   Nevada/Arizona/Colorado   New York/New Jersey   Ohio/Michigan   Texas/Oklahoma

Read more>> August 08, 2016


CONTACT: Ori Korin

Transport Workers Union Reaches Tentative Agreement with Envoy Airlines
Deal Covers Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Related Workers

Dallas, TX – The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, representing the AMT and Related work group at Envoy Airlines—a subsidiary of American Airlines—announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the company. The agreement clarifies contract language and secures improvements in several contract articles, including compensation, personal days off and holiday pay.


Read more>> August 07, 2016
Sisters and Brothers,
The TWU-IAM Joint Association today announced we have reached an interim agreement with American Airlines to provide all members industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements. Your committee will continue joint contract negotiations with American to resolve all outstanding issues, including bargaining additional wage and retirement improvements. Download this letter
Read more>> August 05, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Dallas.
Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update   Download Fleet Service update



Read more>> July 29, 2016



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