Members at TWU Local 100 overwhelmingly ratified their new contract with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) yesterday. Voting by a 70–30 percent margin, the members will see inflation-beating wage increases, health care gains, and other significant economic enhancements. This is a concession-free contract, which will now be presented to the MTA Board, where swift approval is expected. 

...Read more >> February 17, 2017

Brothers and Sisters:

The Association Fleet Negotiating Committee met with the company during the week of February 13th in Orlando Florida.

This week the Association received the following counter proposals:

...Read more >> February 17, 2017

President Trump has nominated Ninth Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. As Members of Congress from both sides meet with Judge Gorsuch in advance of his confirmation hearings, the Washington Post has already said, if confirmed, Gorsuch might be the most conservative justice on the Supreme Court. 

...Read more >> February 15, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of February 6, 2017 in Dallas.

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...Read more >> February 13, 2017

TWU International addresses concerns raised by members at Local 556 in this memo from Alex Garcia, TWU International Secretary-Treasurer.

...Read more >> February 10, 2017

From its founding in 1934, TWU has fought for the right of minority workers to have access to equal pay for equal work, dignity and respect in the workplace, and to fulfill the nation’s creed that “all men are created equal.” Today, we move beyond that, to recognize the particular struggle of black workers, regardless of gender, creed, religion, or sexual orientation.

Recognizing Black History Month this February, TWU reflects on our past efforts and gears up for the challenges ahead. We are humbled by the courage of the people of color who joined our movement from the beginning, at great risk to themselves and to their families, in an era when discrimination was rampant, and violence against African Americans was common.

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...Read more >> February 08, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of January 23, 2017.

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...Read more >> January 27, 2017
Marcher holding a sign saying A Woman's Place is in Her union  

In a massive outpouring of support for women’s rights, workers’ rights, and human rights, more than a million people took part in Women’s Marches around the globe on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Their numbers included two dozen members of TWU Local 556’s Working Women’s Committee who joined the 500,000+ strong crowd of people gathered in Washington, D.C., along with TWU members and International staff who marched in the nation’s capital, Houston, and other cities around the country.

While women’s rights were a central theme to the event, the participants also marched in solidarity to support labor rights and human rights, and to demonstrate loud and clear how important it is to have our voices heard and to speak truth to power.

...Read more >> January 24, 2017