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The Transport Workers Union of America wishes all of its members, supporters and their families a happy and safe Independence Day weekend, and recognizes the hard working men and women across all of our divisions who keep America moving throughout the July 4th holiday. 
 
...Read more >> July 03, 2015
The Executive Board of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, representing the Flight Attendants of Southwest Airlines, voted to approve a Tentative Agreement (TA) on a new  Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with Southwest Airlines Management.  The TA will now be presented to the 13,500+ Flight Attendants for a vote.
 
...Read more >> July 02, 2015

Following the June IEC meeting, presidents and officers from a number of Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division locals gathered in Chicago to discuss key issues, attend a number of trainings, and continue to build strength and unity within the division.

...Read more >> June 29, 2015

Local 2017 President Matt Conway and his team have reached an agreement for members employed at Union Tank Car in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The five-year agreement provides for three percent annual wage increases in the first four years and a three and a half percent wage increase in year five. The agreement also provides members with incremental benefit and pension improvements over the five-year term. Local 2017 members have given the tentative agreement a thumps-up, and voted to ratify by a nearly two thirds margin.

...Read more >> June 25, 2015
Check out the latest webcast from Local 556: a conversation with key members of the negotiating team who are sitting at the table with Southwest. They’ve been at the negotiating table for two years, and it’s time to land this contract!
 

TWU Local 556 Negotiation Update from TWU International on Vimeo.

We need everyone's help to spread the word and help Local 556 to land this contract!
...Read more >> June 15, 2015
President Lombardo, Secretary-Treasurer Garcia and ATD Director Drummond convened a meeting of the ATD presidents and officers this week in Cocoa Beach, Florida, where the groups learned about local’s histories, took a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and welcomed an important message on unity, strength and coming together to run strong campaigns and fight for the best contracts. Please stay tuned for more photos and videos from this meeting. 
...Read more >> June 12, 2015
Statement of Harry Lombardo, President, Transport Workers Union of America
 
“In a victory for working people, the House of Representatives today rejected the Fast Track trade package.  The war is not over, but we won a significant battle against a secret trade deal that would export American jobs, undercut labor rights, undermine environmental protections and allow corporations outside the United States to sue state and local governments in a private tribunal if our laws posed a threat to their pursuit of profits.
 
“TWU will continue to stand up against this unfair trade legislation until we are victorious in this fight.”
...Read more >> June 12, 2015