The first days of a new year are a time to reflect on the past 12 months and make plans for the next; a time to give thanks for each other, to evaluate what we accomplished together, and to assess where we hope to be when we find ourselves together again at the holidays next year.
Here at TWU, 2016 was a monumental year. We organized a record number of new members into our union, bringing union representation to working people in the airline, transit, and service sectors. We launched the TWU app, offering real-time updates and news alerts to our members on-the-go, and increased our presence on social media and through our monthly e-newsletter, Shop Talk, because you told us you wanted more information from your International union. We successfully bargained and ratified new contracts in all of our divisions, including for some of our largest locals, including Local 556, and Local 234, ending a transit strike in Philadelphia just before Election Day.
Read President Lombardo’s column and more in the Winter 2016 Express.