Press Releases & Statements

Contact: Samantha Saly |
TWU has just concluded an intensive 6 day contract negotiation and training conference in Baltimore, MD. International Staff and TWU Local Presidents representing members at American Airlines and US Airways honed their skill sets and strategized on more effective ways to approach negotiations at the new American Airlines.
Our first course of action is to establish subcommittees, ensuring all crafts and classes have representation at the bargaining table.  This step will be finalized by Friday, March 20, 2015.  The subcommittees will research and prepare the contract proposals TWU will advance when we meet with the IAM to finalize the TWU/IAM Association contract demands.
We are committed to negotiate an agreement that recognizes the sacrifices you and your families have made and will keep you informed every step of the way.


Read more>> March 13, 2015
Yesterday, the National Mediation Board (NMB) requested additional information from the TWU/IAM Association relating to our request for a determination of Single Carrier Status (SCS). Specifically, the NMB asked for documentation related to both American Airlines and US Airways Simulator Technicians.
Read more>> March 05, 2015
We expect the National Mediation Board will finally soon issue its ruling affirming that American Airlines and US Airways are operating as a single carrier for the purpose of employee representation. TWU and the IAM jointly petitioned the NMB for this purpose in August, 2014. This long overdue declaration by the NMB will clear away a major hurdle to the start of new contract negotiations covering the 30,000 members of our joint TWU/IAM Employee Association. 
Read more>> January 29, 2015

Media Coverage

EXCLUSIVE: Mario Maisonet had his leg amputated after developing a bad infection in his leg from a bug bite in Florida. Before that, he had passed the civil service exam to ditch his MTA bus driver job and become a motorman. He's still on the path.
Read more>> October 09, 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

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Flight attendants at Virgin America airlines are seeking a vote on whether to unionize, according to an official at the Transport Workers Union (TWU), in a move that could pave the way for organized labor's latest victory in the airline industry.

Read more>> May 21, 2014