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In a decisive election vote on Wednesday, the 900 flight attendants at Virgin America chose TWU union membership and a brighter future for themselves and their families. In doing so, they made history at the airline. Until today, Virgin held the distinction of being the largest US air carrier to have an entire workforce completely without union protections on the job.

Read more>> August 13, 2014

A majority of flight attendants at Virgin America has voted in favor of union representation by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), the federal National Mediation Board reported today. This is the first work group at the airline to vote for a union. TWU received 430 votes, 58 percent of those voting, compared with 307 who voted against forming a union.  The election was conducted between July 16 and August 13 by telephone and Internet and 828 Inflight Team Members (ITMs) were eligible to vote.

Read more>> August 13, 2014

Today marks Day 2 of the TWU Veterans Committee's three-day conference, taking place at the Local 100 union hall in Brooklyn, NY. The summit aims to unify and empower TWU veterans of the armed forces and support the development of veterans committee groups at our locals across the country. 

Read more>> August 06, 2014

This year, 25 sons and daughters of TWU members received college scholarships awarded by the TWU International, Union Benefit Planners, Inc., TWU local unions, and Union Plus.

Read more>> July 18, 2014

TWU Local 555 has been engaged in contract negotiations with Southwest Airlines for over 3 years. Despite the fact that the company is making record profits, management wants to negotiate a concessionary contract that would force TWU members to give up many of the benefits and job protections that the Local has earned at the bargaining table since it was chartered 30 years ago.

Read more>> July 17, 2014

On July 10th, Ramp Service Agents at Frontier Airlines in Denver, CO voted decisively to join the TWU. The union organizing campaign at Frontier had been in full swing since December, after workers approached TWU Organizing Director Steve Roberts. Their chief concern became Ramp Service Agents' rallying cry and the official campaign slogan: "We deserve job security!"

Read more>> July 17, 2014
Today we honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, as members of America’s armed forces. In Washington, DC — the location of the TWU International union hall — as around our nation, we place wreaths and flags on the graves of the many who gave their lives to protect the American people, our democracy, and our freedom.
 
Read more>> May 26, 2014
At noon, hundreds of TWU members marched arm in arm with our brothers and sisters at the ATU to Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC, calling on Congress to fund mass transit. 
 
TWU leadership and rank and file members carried the momentum of the march into dozens of meetings with their elected representatives, in a second day of targeted lobbying on Capitol Hill.
 
Read more>> May 20, 2014