The “United Unstoppable” slate won re-election at the Transport Workers Union 25th Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas, September 26, 2017. Officers are as follows: John Samuelsen, International President Alex Garcia, International Executive Vice President Gary Maslanka, International Secretary-Treasurer John Bland, International Administrative Vice President Jerome Lafragola, International Administrative Vice President Thank you for the participation […]
On behalf of the 55,000 Transport Workers Union members in New York and the 15,000 flights attendants we represent at Southwest Airlines, we were angered to learn of United Capital’s deplorable labor relations approach to contract negotiations with the Hotel Trades Council. Read our letter to David Hayes here.
September 9, 2017 Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Canceled Brothers and Sisters, Due to the hurricane in Florida, the TWU/IAM Association and American Airlines have mutually decided to cancel contract negotiations next week. The safety of the Association’s members and representatives is of paramount importance and travel at this time is not advised. Negotiations are […]
On behalf of the entire TWU International Administrative Committee and staff, Happy Labor Day to our hardworking members and their families. This holiday represents an important opportunity to reflect on the trade union movement’s rich history, and to renew our commitment to the many fights ahead. Whether you spend the weekend grilling with your family […]
Brothers and Sisters: Last month, we informed you that the distribution process for American Airlines equity shares would begin soon. Recently, American made a distribution to unsecured creditors from its Disputed Claims Reserve (DCR), which holds shares set aside for resolution of certain claims in the bankruptcy proceedings. The number of shares recently distributed for […]
Download this update as a PDF. Brothers and Sisters, After the fallout from the Company’s letter on Friday August 24th, the Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington DC. The ghost negotiators from the Company that were invited to join the talks did not show up. The Association is […]
The International is working with local leaders in the Houston area and State Conferences across the country to monitor the safety of our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Harvey and extreme weather in Texas. Stay tuned for updates as we assess members’ needs and coordinate the union’s support effort.
This just in: Flight dispatchers at Virgin America (now Alaska Airlines) have voted to join the TWU! The vote determined continued representation with the inclusion of Virgin America Dispatchers who were not represented. Welcome to the TWU family!
Check out Angelo Cucuzza, Chairman at TWU New York/New Jersey State Conference and Executive Vice President of Local 501, in the New York Daily News: “Anyone who believes a state constitutional convention will bring about good government reforms and empower everyday voters is living in a fantasyland,” he says. “That’s why I strongly urge you to vote ‘no’ […]
The TWU is ratcheting up its public campaign against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, launching a second television ad calling out the Mayor for refusing to participate in the MTA’s comprehensive action plan to fix the city’s subway. The ads are part of an ongoing TWU campaign to compel Mayor de Blasio to […]