As of November 6, about 400 Local 252 members in Long Island are on strike. Every day, they’ve shown up by 5 am to hold the picket line outside local bus yards. Ronald Baumann and his wife Laurie, the owners of Baumann & Sons Buses, have made millions off Local 252 members’ hard work, and […]
The wake of destruction left from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is unimaginable. TWU members and retirees are not only facing the struggle of rebuilding homes and replacing belongings, but daily survival items such as food, water, medical supplies, and electricity are scarce. At the Transport Workers Union’s 25th Convention, delegates unanimously approved a resolution, […]
In addition to the TWU Hurricane Relief Fund, TWU members who use Union Plus programs can apply for disaster relief grants through Union Plus. Disaster relief grants are for $500, and they do not need to be repaid. Find out if you’re eligible for a Union Plus disaster relief grant on the Union Plus website.
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.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on legislation that enables the technology and auto industries to test and sell driverless vehicles on a national scale by exempting them from key Department of Transportation safety regulations. The Transport Workers Union has been closely monitoring this legislation and is encouraged by some recent improvements to […]
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 […]
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.
TWU International President John Samuelsen fired off a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday, calling on the White House to stand up and protect TWU members’ livelihoods in their contract fight with American Airlines. The letter calls out the company for its continued offshoring of jobs, a decidedly un-American business model, and a clear […]
TWU International President John Samuelsen, along with more than a dozen other TWU leaders, wrote a scathing letter to Gary Kelly, Southwest’s CEO. Southwest has written up three employees per day, and fired one every other day – and it has obliterated employee morale. Enough is enough. Check out the full letter here.