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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

The TWU’s push in the first full day of the 2014 Legislative and COPE Conference was to educate and train TWU members to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. Members heard from Ed Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL), and Global Trade Watch Executive Director Lori Wallach. In the afternoon, after an intensive overview of TWU’s legislative agenda, members met with their elected representatives on Capitol Hill.

Read more>> May 19, 2014
Local members of TWU’s Nevada/Arizona/Colorado State Conference got all hands on deck this Easter to pull off yet another in a series of inspiring community service projects — this time to support abused and at-risk children in the care of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada.
 
Read more>> May 07, 2014
Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, is taking her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our Union’s famous motorcoach — known as the “TWU bus.” Endorsed by the TWU’s Texas State Conference on March 13, Van de Putte kicked off her statewide bus tour on March 30th, in coordination with the TWU International and local members of the Conference.
 
Read more>> April 03, 2014