Today, the TWU sent letters to the House and Senate encouraging our federal elected officials to cosponsor the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019. This legislation would directly address fume events and toxic air onboard our aircraft. When aircraft engines or air compressors malfunction, flight attendants and other airline workers can be exposed to unhealthy, harmful air that can cause […]
Health & Safety
The TWU launched the first stages of its latest campaign, fighting for the safety of aviation workers and the flying public. The International created a committee consisting of members from the Air and Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Divisions, along with industry experts. As usual, the TWU is leading the charge with our Toxic Cabin […]
Today, TWU sent letters of support to both the U.S. House and Senate urging lawmakers to cosponsor the Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act (H.R. 1139/S. 436). This bill is essential to helping protect transit operators around the country from the brutal assaults we face every day. H.R. 1139/S. 436 would require local transit agencies […]
At last week’s Air and Transit Division President’s Joint Council Meeting in Orlando, there was some discussion about Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol testing regulations. Click here to read about testing procedures. If you have further questions or need more information, please contact your Local Staff Representative.
Augusta Community to Deliver Petition to Richmond County Board of Education: Put the Brakes on Toxic School Buses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWU Contact: Heather Laverty, 269-598-2235 Bus Driver Contact: Yolanda Brown, 706-513-4879 Parent Contact: Timothy Howard, 706-399-1367 April 22, 2019 Augusta Community to Deliver Petition to Richmond County Board of Education: Put the Brakes on Toxic School Buses WHEN: Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. WHERE: 864 Broad Street, Central Office Boardroom, Augusta, Georgia WHO: The […]
On March 13, a run-of-the-mill Air Division Safety Meeting quickly became a real-life lesson, when one TWU member began choking on his lunch and was saved by his union brothers. After a long morning session, attendees were especially hungry when lunch arrived. Local 568 Safety Chair Joe Rodriguez took the first bite of his steak […]