Press Releases & Statements

Contact: Samantha Saly | ssaly@twu.org
Washington, D.C. – Transportation union leaders from the United States and Europe met today to discuss Norwegian Air International (NAI)’s application for a foreign air carrier permit, which is currently under review by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The American and European labor movements staunchly oppose NAI’s business plan on the grounds that it subverts both Norwegian labor laws and the existing labor provision, Article 17 bis, in the U.S.-EU Open Skies agreement.
 
Read more>> November 24, 2014
This letter was sent on October 27 by International President Harry Lombardo to IAM President Thomas Buffenbarger in response to a letter received by IAM Airlines Coordinator Timothy Klima.
 
President Lombardo's response sets forth why TWU believes that the October 24th letter violates our joint Association Agreements with IAM, and threatens to undermine the effective implementation of those Agreements.
 
This is a very serious matter. Members can expect further communications regarding it from the International shortly.
 
In the meantime, we thank those Local Presidents who have strongly rallied to the defense, both in speech and writing, of the International's unique role in the Joint Associations.
 
Read more>> October 28, 2014

Washington, DC — Transport Workers Union of America International President Harry Lombardo issued the following statement in response to the US Department of Transportation’s denial of Norwegian Air International’s foreign air carrier permit exemption application.

Read more>> September 02, 2014

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