(The following article first appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of the TWU Express magazine) Click here for a PDF version By International Secretary-Treasurer Jerome Lafragola It’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet, as working peoples’ wages remain stagnant while the rich get richer. In fact, between 1980 and 2014, income for the […]
On The Hill
This week, against the wishes of Congress and 151,000 TWU members, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published an Advanced Notice Proposed of Rule Making (ANPRM) to change the mandatory rest for flight attendants to 10 hours between shifts. This is a major delay for an action that was supposed to be completed 10 months ago. The TWU […]
RELEASE: Rep. Garamendi, Sen. Blumenthal Demand Answers After ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of JetBlue Toxic Fume Events
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano at 202-718-3837 September 19, 2019 Rep. Garamendi, Sen. Blumenthal Demand Answers After ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of JetBlue Toxic Fume Events WASHINGTON, DC – On Sept. 19, 2019, Representative John Garamendi (D-CA-3) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to JetBlue CEO Robyn Hayes, demanding answers as to what steps the airline is taking […]
September 19, 2019 Contact: Denise Romano, TWU Communications, 202-719-3837 Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2019 Prioritizes Safety, American Jobs Washington, DC – Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) put aviation passengers, workers and safety first by introducing the Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2019 (H.R. 4374) earlier today. This commonsense, bipartisan legislation requires […]
AA Association Update: Congressman Espaillat Leads Bipartisan Group Urging American Airlines to Preserve Jobs
August 20, 2019 Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) led 26 of his colleagues from downstate New York and northern New Jersey in sending a letter to top leadership at American Airlines and unions representing their workforce urging them to maintain jobs in the greater New York metropolitan region. “As members of Congress representing the communities in […]
On August 16, 27 Congressmembers from the New York Area sent a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, TWU International President John Samuelsen and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President Robert Martinez, Jr, regarding outsourcing aircraft maintenance to foreign repair stations. Click here to read the letter.
TWU President Samuelsen Blasts Maintenance Offshoring, Toxic Cabin Air at ‘State of Aviation Safety’ Hearing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano, 202-826-7072, email@example.com July 17, 2019 TWU President Samuelsen Blasts Maintenance Offshoring, Toxic Cabin Air at ‘State of Aviation Safety’ Hearing TWU International President John Samuelsen joined a panel of labor leaders at the “State of Aviation Safety” House Subcommittee Hearing on Wednesday, July 17, sharing frontline workers’ views on […]
On July 17, TWU International President John Samuelsen testified at the “State of Aviation Safety” House Subcommittee Hearing. Click here for a copy of his written testimony.
On June 26, the TWU, IAM, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) and the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), sent a joint letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, demanding that she address the safety of foreign repair stations. Click here for a PDF version of the letter. Dear Secretary Chao: On behalf of hundreds of thousands of […]
How safe is the air you’re breathing when you fly? You may have seen several stories about diverted aircraft from all airline carriers in the US and abroad in the news recently because “toxic fumes.” Federal legislation has recently been introduced in the U.S. Congress to address this issue. The Cabin Air Safety Act, sponsored by […]