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In a blow to U.S. aviation workers, the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday granted Norwegian Air International (NAI) a permit to fly to the United States. TWU vehemently opposes this decision. After an election focused on protecting American jobs, the White House has decided to threaten the entire U.S. aviation industry.

NAI is a low fare airline with a corporate structure designed to avoid labor, tax, and regulatory laws. It uses a “flag of convenience” scheme that allows the company to hire employees under the laws of low wage countries with few labor protections.

 

Read more>> December 05, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 2, 2016
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin

TWU-Represented Aircraft Dispatchers Reach Agreement with Frontier Airlines

Late Tuesday evening, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 540 and Frontier Airlines reached a tentative agreement for the TWU-represented aircraft dispatchers at the airline. The two sides have been negotiating an agreement for nearly five years and have been in mediation for more than three years.

 

Read more>> December 02, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to TWU members and their families
 
From the leadership and international staff of TWU, we’d like to extend a heartfelt wish for a joyous Thanksgiving to all of our members.
 
We know this is the busiest travel time of the year and many of you are working on Thanksgiving Day itself to keep your fellow Americans safe as they travel to see family or head to work themselves.

 

Read more>> November 23, 2016

The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Dallas. Updates from both committees are below.

The following negotiation dates have been scheduled for the rest of the year:

Week of December 5 – DCA    Week of December 12 – LAS  

Download Fleet Service        Download Mechanic & Related Stores

 

Read more>> November 18, 2016

Sisters and Brothers:

The Joint Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Las Vegas. Updates from both committees are below.

The following negotiation dates have been scheduled for the remainder of the year:

Week of November 14 – DFW     Week of December 5 – DCA    Week of December 12 - LAS

Download Fleet Service        Download Mechanic & Related Stores
 

Read more>> November 11, 2016

The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO joins with millions of grateful Americans in recognizing the sacrifice and commitment of our veterans of the armed forces.

On Veterans Day and every day, we are honored to count among TWU’s members thousands of veterans from all branches of the U.S. military who have protected this great nation. We thank you for your service.

 

 

Read more>> November 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 10, 2016
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin

Another TWU-Represented Work Group at American Airlines Secures New Contract
Flight Crew Training Instructors and Simulator Pilots Ratify New Agreement

With nearly 90 percent of the work group participating in the election, American Airlines’ Flight Crew Training Instructors and Simulator Pilots ratified a new contract today; 230 members voted in favor of the agreement. The contract covers members represented by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO at the newly-merged American Airlines.  
 
 

Read more>> November 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 9, 2016

Contact: Ori Korin


American Airlines Workers Industry Best Pay Rates Go into Effect

This month, approximately 30,000 ground workers at American Airlines will see their industry-leading wage rates reflected in their paychecks. The wage increases for the TWU/IAM Association-represented workers will average approximately 22 percent. Mechanic and Related workers will surpass by 3 percent similarly classified workers at Delta Airlines. Fleet Service, Stores/Material Logistic Specialists and Maintenance Training Specialists’ wages will increase 1 percent ahead of their peers at United Airlines.


 

 

Read more>> November 09, 2016

 

 

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