Press Releases & Statements

Contact: Oriana Korin |
November 20, 2015
CONTACT: Ori Korin (202) 374-6103 
United Invincible: TWU International Stands With Southwest Ground Workers 
International President Says It’s Time to Change the Way Airlines Bargain 
Earlier this week, after TWU Local 555 held a regional union meeting in Southern California to discuss stalled contract negotiations with Southwest Airlines and potential options available to them through the Railway Labor Act, the airline began suspending members of the local and threatening to fire workers in some Southern California cities. The union, which represents ramp workers and other ground crews at airports across the United States, has been in contract negotiations with the company for four and half years, and entered federal mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) in 2012. Southwest continues to threaten to fire the workers, all of whom secured time off in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement in order to attend the meeting. 
Read more>> November 20, 2015
October 10, 2015
Ori Korin
202-374-6103 or
Victory for TWU: MTA Capital Plan Gets Funded

Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor de Blasio and Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Prendergast announced an agreement on funding for the MTA Capital Plan after weeks of vocal pressure from TWU. The union issued the following statement:

“This is an incredible victory for the thousands of transit workers whose jobs are directly impacted by the MTA Capital Plan, and for the millions of New York’s working families who use the bus and subway system every day.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to Governor Cuomo for pressing this issue so hard and bringing it to a conclusion so that the MTA would not be forced to scale back the capital plan. Over three thousand TWU members earn their livelihoods keeping our transit system in a state of good repair, and any failure to properly fund it would have hurt workers and riders alike, to say nothing of the long term negative impact on the region’s economy.
Read more>> October 10, 2015
September 30, 2015
Ori Korin
202-719-3834 or
Transport Union President Slams American Airlines:
Is This How Business Is Done?
Washington, D.C. – Following yesterday’s announcement of the closing of Texas Aero Engine Service Limited (TAESL), a joint American Airlines – Rolls Royce engine repair facility in Fort Worth, Texas, that will result in the loss of as many as 500 union jobs, Transport Workers Union of America International President Harry Lombardo issued the following statement:

“While we’re not especially surprised by the news that American Airlines and Rolls Royce have decided to close this facility, we are disappointed that several hundred of our members will soon be losing their livelihoods. Our mechanics are indeed the best and the brightest, and as their union, we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure they land on their feet.

Read more>> September 30, 2015




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