Press Releases & Statements

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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

SAN FRANCISCO – Members of Transports Workers Union (TWU) Local 250-A, the union representing San Francisco Muni operators and fare inspectors, have voted to ratify a new three-year contract with the San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Authority (SFMTA).

Read more>> July 16, 2014
[STATEMENT] Victory in Congress for TWU and #DenyNAI Campaign: House Passes Amendment Protecting Fair Competition in the U.S. Airline Industry
Read more>> June 10, 2014

Media Coverage

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
Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees who run New York City's subway and bus system overwhelmingly voted in favor a tentative contract deal that would provide retroactive pay and boosts in benefits.
Read more>> May 19, 2014

Southwest's jovial corporate culture was always held up as a model but recent negotiations paint the airline in a lesser light. Friction between management and employees threatens to undermine a long-held romantic view of Southwest Airlines. 

Read more>> April 03, 2014