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Last week, the President signed legislation into law to allow American Airlines’ employees to roll over bankruptcy contributions, also known as equity, into individual retirement accounts without tax penalties.  TWU was at the forefront of the effort to introduce and pass this legislation.   
 
...Read more >> December 22, 2014

CORPORATE GREED — WHEN DOES IT STOP? AAL Making Record Profits and Asking for Pension Relief

...Read more >> December 17, 2014

A Rejection of Commitments American Airlines Made to Labor to Support Merger with US Airways When Exiting Bankruptcy

...Read more >> December 17, 2014
As part of its work to train and empower local officers, TWU conducted a Secretary-Treasurers' seminar that included hands-on training so that officers can do the local union accounting and reporting work easily. Greeted on the first night by International President Harry Lombardo and International Secretary-Treasurer Alex Garcia, these local officers joined the ranks of over 350 treasurers who have taken this course since 1991.
 
...Read more >> December 08, 2014
Brothers and Sisters, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! Q: What is TWU grateful for? A: Your commitment to our great union, your hard work every day on the job, and everything you do to lift up working men and women! 
 
...Read more >> November 26, 2014
Yesterday, on the eve of a U.S.-European Commission (EC) Joint Committee meeting to discuss the NAI case, 188 House members, led by Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY) and Albio Sires (D-NJ), delivered an unambiguous message to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx: reject it.
 
...Read more >> November 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Transportation union leaders from the United States and Europe met today to discuss Norwegian Air International (NAI)’s application for a foreign air carrier permit, which is currently under review by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The American and European labor movements staunchly oppose NAI’s business plan on the grounds that it subverts both Norwegian labor laws and the existing labor provision, Article 17 bis, in the U.S.-EU Open Skies agreement.
 
...Read more >> November 24, 2014