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April 28, 2016
CONTACT: Ori Korin

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

Following this morning’s announcement that Alaska Airlines would acquire Virgin America, we released the following statement to our members at Virgin America directly from their negotiating committee:

In spite of the rampant speculation and rumors over the past two weeks, we were still surprised this morning when we received official confirmation that our airline, Virgin America, is being acquired by Alaska Airlines.


Read more>> April 04, 2016




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