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 […]
Members of the TWU Future Leaders Organizing Committee (FLOC) met April 3-5 at International headquarters in Washington, DC, planning the committee’s goals and next steps. Four leaders were appointed: Co-Chair Raychel Armstrong, Co-Chair Wyatt Gray, Recording Secretary Jordan Bravo and Communications Committee Chair Jarrod Gillen. Armstrong, FLOC co-chair and member of Local 577, said that […]
April 4, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, The Association leadership met with American Airlines executive management Wednesday, April 3rd in Washington, DC. The idea was to have an unfiltered discussion with company decision makers to, hopefully, break the logjam in negotiations. The lower level company negotiators had reached the end of their authority and steadfastly continued […]
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. […]
TWU Local 2054 leadership, including President Tommy Murray, lobbied the Rhode Island and Massachusetts congressional delegation on March 27. They asked Congressmembers to investigate the crooked and corrupt French company, Keolis, as well as its ability to provide reliable service as a responsible commuter rail operator in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
March 26, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, If American Airlines wants to throw down their version of facts from two people who have never participated in a negotiating session, that’s their prerogative, we’ll throw down the real facts from those who were actually there. Fact: The Mediators assigned by the NMB were informed by the lead […]
The leadership of the Transport Workers Union of America was invited to participate in a Transportation, Labor and Manufacturers summit held at Casina Pio IV in Vatican City, March 4-5. The summit was sponsored by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the Vatican’s Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS). International President John Samuelsen, Secretary-Treasurer Jerome […]
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.
Click here for a PDF of the letter. March 11, 2019 Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator, Aviation Safety Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Bahrami, On behalf of the 65,000 aviation workers represented by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), I write to urge you to take decisive and immediate […]
Transport Workers Union Warns South Carolina Democrats about NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Fauxgressivism”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2019 CONTACT: Denise Romano firstname.lastname@example.org 202-826-7072 Washington, D.C. – Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO (TWU) is engaging in an intensive paid media effort warning South Carolina Democrats not to believe New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “fauxgressivism” while the Mayor is visiting this weekend. TWU International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement today on New York […]