Everyone in the transportation industry breathed a sigh of relief when the president signed the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) into law at the end of last year.
But did you know what a pivotal behind-the-scenes role TWU members played to get the bill passed? In a video that debuted at the recent Legislative and Political Conference, the IAC, division directors and other TWU leaders, officers, and members detail the union’s effort to secure much-needed transportation funding after a decade of short-term fixes by Congress. Phone calls, door-to-door visits, letters to Congress, testimony on Capitol Hill—TWU pulled out all the stops to get this bill passed! Following the Transportation Legislative Training Conference last year, TWU was prepped and ready to mobilize across divisions and get the job done!
August 10, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Washington, D.C. to continue the discussion about Scope proposals. Your Executive Committee presented the company with comprehensive proposals. The Association proposals are reasonable and recognize the sacrifices our members have collectively made through our company’s bankruptcies by […]
TWU flight attendant members have firsthand experience working in both stifling hot and shivering cold aircraft cabins, where they must carry-out their important safety and security responsibilities while interacting with often unhappy and uncomfortable passengers. Recently, the TWU filed formal comments urging the DOT to begin regulating temperatures inside the aircraft cabin to better protect […]
Members of the TWU International Working Women’s Committee met in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 26 and 27, hosted by Local 525. TWU International Director of Human and Civil Rights and Working Women’s Committee John Bland and Committee Chair LaTonya Crisp opened the meeting with remarks stressing the importance of voting this November, registering those […]