March 19, 2020 Dear TWU local leaders and members, As we all continue to grapple with the unprecedented public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus, I wanted to reach out to brief you on the efforts which the International has been making on behalf of our members’ health, safety, and economic welfare. I […]
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In response to a lawsuit filed today by several companies challenging the constitutionality of AB 5, California’s new law to protect workers from misclassification, TWU president John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “How many times to do these companies plan to lose this fight before they acknowledge their workers’ rights? Misclassified workers have already won […]
Transportation Labor Leaders: Lawmakers Must Ensure One Level of Safety, Security in Aircraft Maintenance Industry
November 20, 2019 Washington, D.C. – John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), Sito Pantoja, general vice president of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), Mike Perrone, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), and Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issue this joint statement […]
The TWU Takes Over Broadway at Local 100 Contract Rally – International In “Lock Step” with Local 100
Deafening shouts of “We Move this City,” “No Contract, No Peace” and “We’ve Got the Power” echoed down Broadway as TWU International President John Samuelsen led a rogue march of hundreds of transit workers from New York City Hall to MTA headquarters on October 30. Waiting for them and taking over the street for blocks […]
STATEMENT OF THE TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO (TWU) “The Transport Workers Union is shocked by the reported allegations of airplane sabotage by an employee. If these allegations of sabotage are true, they are outrageous and indefensible, and we fully condemn such actions. Our mechanics are highly trained professionals who are dedicated to performing […]
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019— The TWU-IAM Association today issued the following statement in response to American Airlines’ request for an injunction against the Association: “It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and instead go straight to federal court. The airline is frustrated with the Association for refusing to […]
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2019 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 Ford GoBike Workers in San Francisco Vote to Join TWU: 60% Said Yes After an intensive organizing effort, Ford GoBike workers in San Francisco voted 60% for representation by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU). Ford GoBike workers are employed by Motivate LLC. […]
On March 12, the TWU International sent letters to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, demanding they ground all the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts in their fleet. Click here to read the letter to Doug Parker. Click here to read the letter to Gary Kelly.
“I think he is a fauxgressive, not a progressive,” Mr. Samuelsen said in a phone interview. “He’s the exact kind of Democrat that got Trump elected, and he’s exactly the kind of candidate that if he gets traction in the primary will get Trump re-elected.” To read the full text click here or see below. New […]