…And TWU’s members, working together across divisions, made it happen.
Last week, a cherished artifact from the World Trade Center made its way from New York to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where it will be put on display at the KSC fire station.
The artifact, a 7-foot-long, nearly one-ton steel beam, was recovered from the rubble of the Twin Towers after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
...Read more >> August 17, 2015

In yet another example of the TWU-IAM Association’s combined power and strategically negotiated pre-merger, stand-alone contracts, Association represented Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores workers will receive top-of-scale wage increases of between approximately three percent to almost 10 percent, depending on work classification and pre-merger carrier employment in mid-September.

...Read more >> August 11, 2015
August 10, 2015
TWU is known for its dynamic, impactful video production work, offering our members and the general public an up-close look at the critical work TWU leadership and members do every day, whether it’s out on job sites, performing service in our communities, organizing new members, or taking political action. Our videos are screened at organizing drives, rallies, conferences and film festivals around the country.
This year, TWU Communications Department’s very own Interactive Media Producer Mary Matthews was honored by the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) with six awards and one honorable mention with several of their Labor Media Awards. ILCA is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America; membership is open to national, regional, and local union publications and to media productions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and the CLC, as well as to associate members not affiliated with those bodies. Their several hundred members produce publications with a total circulation in the tens of millions. ILCA amplifies labor’s voice around the world, ensuring the stories of TWU and its members are heard. 
...Read more >> August 10, 2015

Mechanic and Related Update:

Brothers and Sisters,

As we continue to prepare for negotiations, your committee met for two weeks in Chicago from July 26th through August 7th. We continued the reconciliation process and began writing new language in preparations for the upcoming joint contract negotiations.


Fleet Service Update:

Your Fleet Service Negotiating Committee met over the last two weeks in Chicago to continue the reconciliation of our contracts in preparation for our upcoming negotiations with American.

...Read more >> August 07, 2015
This week, Congress took two noteworthy actions involving transit:
1) The House and Senate voted to provide a short-term funding patch so that federal surface transportation spending can continue until the fall.
2) The Senate passed the Drive Act, its surface transportation reauthorization bill to establish policy for transit and highways for the next six years. TWU opposes this legislation.


...Read more >> July 31, 2015

The July meeting of the TWU Working Women’s Committee (WWC) marked another successful commitment of TWU sisters across divisions to share ideas, strategies, stories and power. While each local WWC has taken on a number of important projects ranging from legislative and political action to organizing and training, the International’s WWC comes together several times a year to report out on local progress and move forward on the year’s key platforms and agenda items, many of which complement some of TWU International’s overall goals and priorities. 

...Read more >> July 31, 2015
Following several days of procedural voting on the surface transportation reauthorization bill, the U.S. Senate voted this week to move forward with their sweeping transportation package. Unfortunately the bill included transit public private partnership language that would make it easier to privatize transit work. We have opposed this bill during negotiations and continue to do so.
TWU continues to actively engage on this issue, sending letters to Senators, issuing statements, and working with elected officials and allies to fight for the best bill for our members. We believe these negotiations should be made out in the open with input from all stakeholders, and that’s why we’re continuously sharing information about this process. The debate over this bill is not over and before anything becomes law the Senate must take a final vote, the House has to write and pass its own legislation, and President Obama has to sign it.
...Read more >> July 24, 2015

The Mechanic & Related/Stores/MCT and Fleet Service TWU-IAM Association Negotiating Committees met for the first time this week at the IAM’s William Winpinsinger Training Center in Hollywood, MD. The Contract Preparation Program was launched by TWU-IAM Association Chair and Vice-Chair, Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, who pledged the full support of the Association to attain our goal of industry-best collective bargaining agreements.

...Read more >> July 10, 2015