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TWU Members Join Deny NAI Coalition for Day of Action at White House
Urge U.S. Government to Enforce U.S.–EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members from the Transport Workers Union of America’s Air Division joined representatives of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers at a rally in front of the White House today. The coalition is calling on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs.

TWU Members picket in front of the White House

Read more>> May 12, 2016

April 28, 2016
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NAI’s Scheme Should Not Fly
TWU Praises Congress for Taking Action

Following the release of bipartisan legislation today to prohibit Norwegian Air International's (NAI) Irish-flag subsidiary from violating labor standards in the aviation industry, the Transport Workers Union of America issued the following statement:
“As the Norwegian Air saga continues to rear its ugly head, we are grateful to the members of Congress who stand up against this bogus proposal with commonsense legislation that protects good jobs and fair competition. This bill would fight the Department of Transportation’s effort to allow airlines to flout labor standards in order to pad their bottom lines. It sends a message to any company looking to operate in the United States: if you don’t care about working people, you aren’t welcome here.


Read more>> April 28, 2016

April 15, 2016

 Ori Korin

Dispatcher Operation Specialists Ratify Contract with American Airlines
TWU Looks to Replicate Gains for all Members at Company

Late yesterday evening, TWU Local 549, which represents Dispatcher Operation Specialists at American Airlines, overwhelmingly ratified a contract that will give members immediate pay increases as well as improved longevity pay, increased vacation, sick days, and holidays. Over 85 percent of members voted in favor of the contract. This afternoon, the new agreement was signed by TWU International, Local 549 leadership, and American Airlines.

Read more>> April 15, 2016




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