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The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI). In comments filed yesterday, the unions, representing over 80,000 Flight Attendants, urged the DOT to uphold the strong labor protections outlined in the U.S.-E.U. Air Transport Agreement (ATA) known as Open Skies.
...Read more >> August 19, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Three years after a failed bid to unionize, flight attendants at Virgin America airlines on Wednesday voted decisively to join the Transport Workers Union.

...Read more >> August 14, 2014

In a decisive election vote on Wednesday, the 900 flight attendants at Virgin America chose TWU union membership and a brighter future for themselves and their families. In doing so, they made history at the airline. Until today, Virgin held the distinction of being the largest US air carrier to have an entire workforce completely without union protections on the job.

...Read more >> August 13, 2014

A majority of flight attendants at Virgin America has voted in favor of union representation by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), the federal National Mediation Board reported today. This is the first work group at the airline to vote for a union. TWU received 430 votes, 58 percent of those voting, compared with 307 who voted against forming a union.  The election was conducted between July 16 and August 13 by telephone and Internet and 828 Inflight Team Members (ITMs) were eligible to vote.

...Read more >> August 13, 2014

In a move that will lead to joint contract negotiations for more than 30,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Transport Workers Union (TWU), the two unions today jointly petitioned the National Mediation Board (NMB), asking it to declare that post-merger American Airlines and US Airways are now operating as a single transportation system for employees in the Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service and Stores classifications.

...Read more >> August 06, 2014

Today marks Day 2 of the TWU Veterans Committee's three-day conference, taking place at the Local 100 union hall in Brooklyn, NY. The summit aims to unify and empower TWU veterans of the armed forces and support the development of veterans committee groups at our locals across the country. 

...Read more >> August 06, 2014

The International Executive Council – upon recommendation of the International Administrative Committee – voted unanimously to place Local 541 and Local 542 into a temporary trusteeship and to suspend all Local 541 and Local 542 officers while we conduct a full investigation of serious wrongdoing, and violations of the International Constitution, federal law and their oath of office.

...Read more >> July 27, 2014

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