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Happy Labor Day from TWU! This holiday represents an important opportunity to reflect on the labor movement's rich history. Whether you spend the weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take a moment to remember what unions have fought for: workplace safety, retirement security, a living wage, and more.

Read more>> September 02, 2016

For nearly four years, TWU Local 525 in Florida has been fighting for proper vacation and severance pay for nine members who lost their jobs when their company’s contract with the U.S. Air Force ended. Like Local 526 and Local 527, Local 525 represents civilian employees under contract at military bases.

In May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down a decision mandating that the government contractor, Hallmark-Phoenix 3 LLC, pay all severance, vacation, and lead payments owed to employees who were laid off after a successful in-sourcing effort by the Air Force at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

 

Read more>> August 17, 2016

Negotiations at American Airlines have dragged on long enough. We want to hold the company accountable to the promises they make at the bargaining table — but we need your help. 

Read more>> July 22, 2016

It was a nostalgic and joyful evening for Local 208 on July 16 as it celebrated 75 years of working on behalf of transit workers in Columbus, Ohio.
 
Local 208 President Andrew Jordan and his executive board were hosts for the evening that brought together representatives of the International union as well as other Ohio-based locals, and even Local 1460 from New York.
 
International President Harry Lombardo, Executive Vice President John Samuelsen, Administrative Vice President Gary Maslanka, and Vice President and Transit Division Director Jerome Lafragola were joined by other members of the International staff in congratulating the local.

 

Read more>> July 21, 2016
July 4, 2016
 
In a year more noted for its sharp political divides, it is important that we come together as a union to celebrate what ties us together at TWU and what binds us as a nation.
 
This weekend while we celebrate our country’s birth, TWU International President Harry Lombardo has a special message for our members, many of whom are on the job this holiday. “As we celebrate our independence, let us please remember that independence and rights as citizens under our Constitution require us to be civically responsible. We have to exercise our rights in order to preserve them and that fight goes on every single day,” says Lombardo in a video message.
 
 
Read more>> July 01, 2016

Brothers and Sisters:

The International Administrative Committee is proud to announce TWU’s endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President. As Election 2016 nears, we hope each and every one of you will consider this endorsement and the great privilege that comes with voting.

We hear from many of our members that you don’t like to be told for whom to cast your ballot. That’s fair. But there is simply too much at stake in this particular election for us to sit quietly on the sidelines any longer. The differences between the two remaining candidates are staggering, and we must spend the next five months doing everything we can to ensure that our movement will survive this election.

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Read more>> June 14, 2016

The Transport Workers Union of America stands in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre and all of the families, loved ones, workers, and community members affected by this tragedy. We are reminded of the words of Martin Niemöller, who wrote:


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.
 


Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
 


Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.
 


Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


In an era of segregation, our union was founded on inclusion and we are proud of this long history of commitment to civil and human rights. Today, as always TWU stands as one regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, or nationality. We join with the proud chorus of voices around the world wishing for a full recovery for those injured.
 

 

Read more>> June 12, 2016
TWU International President Harry Lombardo was recently honored for his outstanding leadership by Labor Press, New York’s leading source for daily labor news and industry information, at a celebration in New York. 
 
The event, held June 1, was also attended by a delegation from the AFL-CIO, led by Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler and AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation President Mike Stotz. 
 
 
Read more>> June 08, 2016

 

 

 

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